So far - eleven women! And the number is still climbing. It was 9 women just yesterday! Or was it 10? I can't keep up (but apparently the Tiger can). What the Hell were you thinking, Tiger! You are an international celebrity and icon - married - and banging all these women? Everyone knows who you are and these multiple affairs will eventually come out (and boy did it ever)!
What started out as a simple routine report of an accident involving a celebrity under suspicious circumstances has evolved, or devolved, into an ongoing account of what is turning out to be one of the biggest celebrity scandals in recent years. While the story is no longer driving or DUI related, we continue to follow it based on the previous stories about the subject on this site.
Less than twenty-four hours since the last dispatch on Mr. Wood's recent troubles, many websites tracking the story are now up to 10 alleged mistresses in the mistress count. The rundown is as follows:
Alleged Mistress Number One: Rachel Uchitel - The New York club hostess about whom the Woods affair story originally broke. To date she denies the affair.
Alleged Mistress Number Two: Jamie Grubbs - Cocktail waitress who claims she can prove a nearly three year affair that lasted until November 2009.
Alleged Mistress Number Three: Kalika Moquin - Las Vegas club manager alleged to have had a brief affair with Mr. Woods. No comment from her so far.
Alleged Mistress Number Four: Cori Rist - Swimsuit model and mother. Mr. Woods allegedly flew her to meet him at undisclosed locations.
Alleged Mistress Number Five: Jamie Jungers - Former Trashy Girls Lingerie employee who claims she met Woods in Las Vegas and sold her story to a British tabloid. She was discussed in a previous article.
Alleged Mistress Number Six: Mindy Lawton - Pancake House waitress in Orlando allegedly discovered by National Enquirer in 2007 being dropped off by Woods. Enquirer allegedly kept the story secret. She was discussed here when she was labeled by most media sources as "mistress number 5."
Alleged Mistress Number Seven: Holly Sampson - Former porn star. Rumors of this affair have yet to be confirmed or denied.
Alleged Mistresses Eight, Nine and Ten: No names for these three yet. Number eight is supposedly a server at the Roxy in Orlando. Number nine was supposedly a British TV personality. And number Ten is, according to a UK tabloid, a "sex addicted cougar." Link
Mistress number 11 is Joslyn James - a Las Vegas adult film entertainer (aka. porn star) - allegedly is Tiger's full-time mistress. Link
On Tiger's defense - none of these affairs have been confirmed (or denied) by Tiger or by hard-hitting facts. We hear only silence from Tiger himself.
The tabloids are eating this up and the American public is hungry.
Tiger squeaky clean image is now severely tarnished. Already - one endorsement dropped: Gatorade
Despite all of this media frenzy - I still believe this is a private matter between Tiger and his wife.
Tiger is not an elected official nor a politician. He is not running a city or state. And certainly, he never made any public outcry condemning adulterers or restricting rights from gay men and women because their "lifestyle compromises the sanctity of marriage". He never championed for family values and scorn the Liberals for not keeping their zippers up.
He is just an athlete. A pro-golfer.
Many Americans are repudiating him because he is a role model to many youths.
People - get real!
Tiger is an athlete (and a businessman) who was able to climb the success of that sport's industry. He did not climb upon a pedestal and claim to be a role model - America and the commercial endorsements made him into one. Tiger loves to golf and he is excellent in the game - and was able to market himself in that sport.
There is no hypocrisy in the image and person of Tiger Woods (unlike the many Conservative politicians caught in extramarital affairs).
Any Tom, Dick and Susie can be a role model to anyone. Hell, I'm a role model to my nephews and nieces but I don't claim to be family-value perfect! If my cousins happens to think that I am all that biblical or virtuous - then they have been misinformed.
To say a role model cannot and should not falter or fornicate is just creating a myth.
Tiger will have to weather this storm and deal with the possible dissolution of his marriage. This is his consequence he has to face.
But soon enough, Tiger will be yesterday's news once the next celebrity or political scandal breaks!