Below is a comment posted by Tiger Woods today over at TigerWoods.com responding to the cover story on U.S. Weekly alleging an affair between tiger woods and a Vegas cocktail “waitress” named Jaimee Grubbs.
I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives. The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.
But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don’t share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one’s own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions.
Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it’s difficult.
I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology.
So Jaimee Grubbs has this voicemail from Tiger saying the following.
“Hey, it’s, Tiger. I need you to do me a huge favor. Um, can you please take your name off your phone? My wife went through my phone. And may be calling you. If you can, please take your name off that and, um, and what do you call it just have it as a number on the voicemail, just have it as your telephone number. That’s it, OK. You gotta do this for me. Huge. Quickly. All right. Bye.”
She sells this to U.S. Weekly for $150,000 and then has the gall to say the following comment..
“I hope he can forgive me for doing this and I know he probably can’t,” Grubbs is quoted as saying. “Whatever happens with Elin, I hope Tiger and I can reconnect and remain good friends.“
This “waitress” just sold out Tiger Woods for $150k (which he would’ve probably paid her a lot more to delete the stupid message, assuming of course, it’s really him.. just sayin’) and she hopes they can reconnect and remain good friends? Just goes to show you the intelligence of some people..
Sigh.. I still stand by what I said on Monday, Tiger is entitled to his privacy, just like every other person and IF he did engage in infidelity, it’s between him and his wife and no one else has a right to know.