Cori Rist said this morning on NBC’s Today she had a 2 1/2 year affair with Tiger Woods. The single mother also claimed she was coming forward now to deny she was a prostitute and protect her seven-year-old son.
(Video of full interview after the jump)
Rist said she first met Woods in 2006 at a NYC club when an associate of Woods invited her over to the golfer’s table for a drink. Like other alleged Woods mistresses, Rist said that the golfer was only in his marriage for appearances.
“He was not happy at home with his wife. He would stay there because she was pregnant, and they were expecting their first child. Because of his reputation and the image that he has, he had to uphold that.
“According to him, things were rough and they were going to separate. He said, ‘We’re on the outs,’ but she was pregnant, and they had to get through that.”
Rist said she was coming forward now to deny reports that she was a prostitute - and for the well-being of her seven-year-old son. On Sunday, the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports “a woman resembling Rist” was seen on video inside a New York City brothel.
What wasn’t mentioned during Rist’s appearance on NBC this mornign is that she’s currently in a court battle with her ex-husband over the custody of her child.
Last week the NEW YORK POST reported that Rist’s ex-husband Neil Santos, “cited her frequent trips out of town as a prime cause for the break-up of their six-year marriage.”
In the interview with NBC, Rist denied going on trips to meet with Woods, nor taking money from him. But Santos told the Post six days ago, “I have wire transfers [of money] from Tiger to Cori.” Read more…