The Tiger Woods affair with Rachel Uchitel may dominate the news longer than usual. Reported by all the gossip mags, including People, Tiger Woods argued with his wife before his car accident. Rumor has it that he and his wife Elin argued about Tiger Woods’ alleged affair with Rachel Uchitel. In addition, some reports say that his wife smashed the car window to help him out of the car, but other reports say she smashed the car window because she was angry, and he was trying to get away from her. Tiger has said the incident is his fault and that the rumors are vicious and untrue. Yet, as reported at People, the police are still trying to talk to Woods about the accident and that charges are pending. Woods has provided his “driver license information, vehicle registration and current proof of insurance as required by Florida Law.”
Why Tiger’s statement and the information he provided may not be enough
On Tiger Woods’ website he wrote, “This situation is my fault, and it’s obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I’m human and I’m not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn’t happen again. This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way. Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible. “
Many would recognize this as a passage straight out of the celebrity handbook. The rumors are always labeled as “unfounded and malicious.” However, many fans would agree. As commenter Kristen Engelmann said, at People, “He’s only required by law to give his license, registration, and insurance, then so be it. Stop harassing the man. He doesn’t want the whole world to know his personal business.”
However, every celebrity must understand that they have fans and when things happen to them fans want to know and the gossip mags want to know. If Tiger Woods had an affair with Rachel Uchitel, that’s no different.
Commenter Margaret Sharon Marr said, “I don’t think he is being harassed, he is avoiding the police, for some reason. He just wants to keep his affair hush hush. They probably had a domestic dispute because his wife found out. With him not talking to the police is hurting his image.”
And as Jeni Taylor said, “Don’t be a celebrity who makes millions of dollars if you want “privacy.” Right or wrong, there is no such thing as privacy when you are a celebrity. He’d do his family more justice if he would just clear the air with the authorities. If it was you or me, we would have already been hauled down the station against our will. I also blame law enforcement for not treating him just like everyone else.”
What would happen if the Tiger Woods affair with Rachel Uchitel turns out to be true?
If Tiger Woods did have an affair with Rachel Uchitel, what will that mean? The gossip mags will continue with the story until they get the truth. Gossip mags, especially tabloids such as The National Enquirer, are relentless in their pursuits and have no reason to stop just because Tiger Woods wants them to.
However, Tiger Woods is not a politician. He doesn’t have to worry about a ruined political career. If Tiger Woods continues with his silence about the alleged Tiger Woods affair with Rachel Uchitel, and the gossip mags expose that there was indeed an affair, it will cause him further embarrassment, but his fans will likely remain and he will still have a golf career. However, further revelations will cause further embarrassment and may cause further damage to his marriage. Tiger will need to decide if any future bombshells are worth the silence.
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