Tiger Woods made a statement to the press on his website he opened up by saying,
“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 fault and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal feelings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.”
I completely agree with Tiger Woods, especially after admitting to the affair, that the dealings with the situation should be among the family and out of the public. He is smart to realize that the public does not go easy on celebrities gone bad, and to stay out of their view–unlike other celebrities…ahem Lindsay Lohan and Jon Gosselin.
Tiger Woods car crash was the spark that ignited the interest and inquiries of the affair, after the National Inquirer reported that Woods was having an affair with Rachel Uchitel. Uchitel denied these allegations. However another woman came out saying that she was the real mistress to Tiger Woods, Jaimee Grubbs, a 24-year-old cocktail waitress.
US Weekly reported an alleged phone conversation between Woods and Gubbs:
“Hey, it’s Tiger,” a man says in the recording. “I need you to do me a huge favor. Can you please take your name off your phone? My wife went through my phone and may be calling you.
“So if you can, please take your name off that. … What do you call it? Just have it as a number on the voice mail. Just have it as your telephone number. That’s it, OK? You got to do this for me. Huge. Quickly. All right. Bye.”
However no one can confirm that the voice on the phone is Woods.
There are many critics of Tiger Woods and his affair, the way he is handling the press releases and not talking. I think he is doing the absolute right thing. If any of us were in his situation we would want to be handling this behind closed doors as well. No one wants a huge public ordeal–especially when you are a celebrity. I do not think the public has a right to intrude or invade on the matter, history shows it only makes matters worse. Woods is smart to step out of the lime light and take care of his family values.
Also why is no one calling these women out? Come on ladies, yes are men give in to indiscretions but ladies we have to protect other women. If the guys is married let him go, respect his wife, if they are not going to we need to. Hopefully the press will leave Tiger to deal with his issues at home and not turn it into a huge spectacle.