Tiger Woods sex scandal cover up emerges from Donald Trump trial

April 28, 2024

Former CEO of American Media David Pecker appeared before the New York Supreme Court as part of the Donald Trump vs New York case, and unearthed a sex scandal involving Tiger Woods

An alleged affair surrounding 82-time PGA Tour winner Tiger Woods has been unearthed during the trial of Donald Trump at the New York Supreme Court.

Trump’s hush money trial entered day eight on Friday, with David Pecker appearing before the court as a witness. During his testimony Pecker revealed he purchased images of Woods with another woman during the golfer’s relationship with Elin Nordegren.

At the time, Pecker was chief executive of American Media, and admitted to buying the photos before agreeing to bury them in order to get Woods to appear on the cover of Men’s Fitness in August 2007.

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The 15-time major champion went on to work with the fitness magazine, starring on the front cover as part of a special 20th anniversary edition, along with a 12-page feature about how he manages his diet and fitness regime. Two years after the initial photos of Woods were cast aside by Pecker, an affair surrounding the golfer and Rachel Uchitel was exposed.

This led to the separation of Woods and ex-wife Nordegren, who have two kids together in Sam, 16 and Charlie, 15. The latter opted to follow in the footsteps of his father, having began his career in golf at High School level in recent years. Charlie also attempted to qualify for this year’s U.S. Open this week, but failed to make it through.

Since divorcing Nordegren in 2010, Woods has dated Olympic skier Lindsay Vonn and Kristen Smith. More recently the American star shared a relationship with Erica Herman, who was the general manager of his flagship restaurant, The Woods Jupiter, in his home town in Florida.