I tried to comment on this, but TypePad seems to be wonky at the moment, so I’ll post my comment here. I’ve never read any of Lee Goldberg’s books, so I don’t know how he normally expresses himself, but this particular post strikes me as typical Hollywood woman-blaming.
I can’t believe that Tiger Woods’ many mistresses, most of them “hostesses” and porn stars, actally think they deserve sympathy from the public or an apology for him. I choked with laughter watching one of them on TV a few weeks back tearfully saying that she felt “betrayed” by Woods. C’mon, they are all dumb, predatory bimbos who measure their intellect with their bra cup sizes and hang out in clubs hoping to score some sack-time with a celeb.
Wow, that’s kind of nasty, isn’t it? And a wee bit sexist? Does he personally know any of these people? Was he privy to the conversations between the two principals? Does he have any idea what artful stories Tiger might’ve spun to get what he wanted, such as “Elin doesn’t understand me,” or “I get so lonely on tour?” Not that I know what was said either, but aren’t these two statements typical of cheating husbands?
Media whore Allred should be ashamed of herself for leaping in front of the cameras for this non-cause. Allred loves to portray herself as a champion of women, so how could she, with a straight face, compare these bimbos to Woods’ wife? Every single one of these women knew he was married, but they didn’t give a damn. They just wanted to jump in the sack with a celebrity so they could have bragging rights…or, best of all, some TV exposure…later on. They should be ap0logizing to Tiger Woods’ wife for throwing themselves at her husband.
There is so much fail in that, I don’t know where to start. I guess to begin with (not that I should even have to say this–it should be obvious to any thinking person), Gloria Allred is not a whore–media or any other kind. She’s a lawyer. That is downright insulting.
Secondly, I think Goldberg just proved Allred’s point. By his jumping on the blame-Tiger’s-mistresses bandwagon, he’s deflecting attention away from the real villain in this mess–Woods himself. Tiger didn’t have to screw any of these women, now did he? In fact, I would venture to say if he hadn’t stepped out on Elin in the first place, none of this ridiculous brouhaha would have happened, including Allred’s news conference.
But it’s so easy to shift blame to the females involved, and forget about the one who started the whole thing.
We don’t know the details of how these relationships started. Even if the women made the first move, all Tiger had to say was one simple word–“No.” He has such a reputation for self-control and iron discipline on the golf course–are we now to believe he couldn’t have applied that same self-control in his personal relationships, had he wanted to?
If you think that, I have some prime ocean-front property in Arizona just for you.
Sorry, Lee. You’re just plain wrong on this one. You’re also perpetuating sexist stereotypes. You might want to rethink what you’re saying.