TMZ outed Mindy Lawton Saturday as Tiger Woods’ 4th mistress after her Orlando lawyer announced that she was Tiger Woods 4th mistress. But, chronologically, since she went unnamed and Jamie Jungers expose was splashed across the British paperDaily Mirror Saturday, there seems to be a problem which mistress should be considered 4th and which 5th. Mindy Lawton, whether 4th or 5th, is one of three women named in the past two days that add their names to the ever-increasing number of alleged affairs Tiger Woods engaged in while married to his current wife, Elin Nordegren. Regardless of placement, where does Mindy Lawton fit into the Tiger Woods alleged mistress picture?
According to the Mail Online, a British paper, Tiger Woods and Mindy Lawton began their affair in the summer of 2006. Before it was over, Tiger Woods and Mindy Lawton would be photographed during a tryst and Tiger Woods and his organization would deal to silence the story that would have appeared in the National Enquirer in 2007. He would instead appear in an exclusive cover story for Men’s Fitness to keep the story quiet, according to Mail Online sources.
All this two years prior to the story the National Enquirer would run on Tiger Woods’ alleged rendezvous with New York socialite and party planner Rachel Uchitel in Australia, the story that precipitated the strange early morning accident in Woods’ gated community in Florida.
The Mail Online expose details the Mindy Lawton story as told by her friends and sister, an elementary school teacher in Orlando. The story details a starstruck and naïve woman (Mindy Lawton is now 34) who worked as an $8 per hour waitress at a Windermere, Florida, diner. In their 14-month affair, she would follow Tiger Woods home to his mansion in Windermere to have sex when his wife was out of town. But after the alleged deal was struck with the National Enquirer, Mindy Lawton never heard from Tiger Woods again. He never even called to give her an explanation.
“He treated my sister like a piece of meat,” Lynn, Mindy Lawton’s sister told The Mail.
Some of the other women may feel the same way…
Since Jaimee Grubbs, the waitress / reality show extra that exposed her 31-month affair with the iconic golfer in Us Weekly, alleged that her affair with Tiger Woods began in April 2007, Mindy Lawton’s affair overlapped that of the younger woman. Jaimee Grubbs maintains that she came forward because she felt betrayed that Woods was having an affair with another woman besides herself. That other woman was Rachel Uchitel, who at first denied her affair with Woods until Grubbs’ interview and tabloids began publishing stories that they had proof Tiger Woods organization paid for her trip to Australia (where the National Enquirer had alleged she met Woods). Life and Style Magazine outed Kalika Moquin the same day that Grubbs’ expose made national news (Wednesday).
Unsurprisingly, Mindy Lawton may not be the last of Woods affairs. Not only has Jamie Jungers, a beautiful blonde Las Vegas waitress Woods allegedly had an affair with for 18 months beginning in July 2005, been named as an alleged mistress, there appears to be a sixth mistress entering the mix. A young “nightclub goer” in New York named Cori Rist has been outed by the New York Daily News.
As more and more women step forward with stories of extramarital sex and affairs, the label of sex addict is becoming common in reference to the legendary golfer. And if this is so, many are left to wonder why Tiger Woods ever got married in the first place.