Tiger Woods' Photo Deal Unveiled in Trump Lawsuit Testimony

Written by Henrik Rothen

Apr.27 - 2024 9:30 AM CET

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In a startling courtroom revelation, a secret photo deal involving Tiger Woods surfaces during the Trump trial.

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The quiet rumblings about Tiger Woods' turbulent personal life took center stage recently when David Pecker, the former CEO of American Media Inc., which publishes the National Enquirer, dropped a major revelation during the New York v. Trump trial.

Pecker's testimony brought to light the dark underbelly of celebrity journalism and how it played a pivotal role in Woods' infamous scandal. This is reported by Fox News.

It's been part of the whispered lore surrounding Tiger Woods' public implosion—a deal struck in the shadows that kept his image momentarily unblemished.

Pecker confirmed that American Media Inc. did indeed purchase compromising photos of Woods with Mindy Lawton, a woman he was rumored to be involved with while married to Elin Nordegren.

These photos, taken clandestinely in a church parking lot, were never published. Instead, they were used to leverage Woods into appearing on the cover of Men's Fitness—a magazine also under Pecker's purview.

From Blackmail to Breakdown

This bombshell deal was but a temporary bandage over a wound that would soon rupture publicly.

By 2009, Woods' affair with Rachel Uchitel hit headlines, catalyzing a spectacular fallout that saw Nordegren reportedly attacking Woods' car with a golf club.

This was merely the beginning of an avalanche of allegations and confessions that would stain Woods' career and cost him nearly $100 million in divorce settlements. His reputation, once unassailable, was left in tatters as relationships and endorsements crumbled.

Tiger's Turbulent Decade

Despite the scandal, Woods' golf career witnessed sporadic flashes of brilliance, including a miraculous comeback win at The Masters in 2019.

However, his off-the-course life remained fraught with drama. His most recent relationship with Erica Herman ended amidst accusations of sexual harassment and enforced secrecy through non-disclosure agreements.

On the green, Woods continues to compete but faces struggles, as seen in his recent performance at Augusta where he registered his worst score in the tournament's history.

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