What a crock! Tiger Woods’ statement, rather than focus on his horrid betrayal of his wife, tries to claim that celebs have a right to privacy. Sure they do but not when they are attacked by their wife and left bleeding while knocking over a fire hydrant trying to escape their own home in their own vehicle – that is news! Just yesterday all of his big sponsors were solidly behind him telling us how much they supported him – do they support this?
And what kind of a mistress did Woods manage to get – Jaimee Grubbs, the class act, sold the voicemail tape where Tiger is telling her that he is caught by his wife to "US Weekly" for lots of money. Anyway, this is what we expect from people like Woods – ridiculously spoiled by society in all respects because he can hit a golf ball better than most he began to believe his own press which is always a tragic mistake. This led him to think that he was invincible and could do and have anything and that other people exist simply and exclusively for his service. His wife, who might be nothing but a showpiece to him, is actually a person with feelings just as real as his own as he discovered the hard way last week.
Official statement released by Tiger on his website today:
"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."