Friday, December 7, 2007

Wife of Tiger Woods Wins Lawsuit Over Fake Nude Photos

The wife of golf superstar Tiger Woods won a $183,250 judgment and apology from an Irish magazine that published an article consisting of a fake nude photo of her. The Dubliner, the name of the magazine in question, admitted that the article was fake.

It was published in September 2006 while Ireland was hosting the Ryder Cup. The normally stoic Woods was angry after seeing the article, showing his anger in a press conference.

"The false and deeply offensive article in The Dubliner magazine, with the accompanying photograph of another woman wrongly claimed to be me, caused great personal distress to me and my family," she said.

Tiger's wife, Ellen Nordegren Woods, said that she would donate the money to charity in honor of Heather Clarke, the wife of Northern Ireland golfer Darren Clarke. Heather died of cancer right before the Ryder tournament.

A condition of the settlement is that The Dubliner must publish a lengthy apology in a number of different venues, including it's next issue. The fine will be increased to $366,500 if the magazine does not comply and they will also have to pay the Woods' legal fees.

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