This week Susan Minor, the maternal aunt of Tiger Woods alleged mistress Jamie Jungers, went on the record to RadarOnline.com that Jungers had nude photos of Woods in her possession.
“She told me that she had taken pictures of Tiger Woods naked while he was passed out drunk on her cell phone. Jamie said she was going to take the pictures to the tabloids if something happens between her and Tiger, if they break up. I thought go for it, if you’ve got them go for it.”
On December 11, Woods’ lawyers hurriedly obtained an injunction from he High Court of London banning any publication of nude photos of Woods in the United Kingdom. On December 12, London tabloid NEWS OF THE WORLD splashed a huge interview and video chat with Jungers.
So if Jungers does indeed have what she claims to be nude photos of Woods, it isn’t unreasonable to surmise that Woods’ lawyers rushed through the nude content publication injunction in order to stop News Of The World from publishing alleged naked photos of the golfer.
(If Jungers does have nude Tiger pix, think she hasn’t tried to sell them?)
But why didn’t Jungers sell those photos to an American outlet, especially considering the United States has looser libel laws than England?
I think I may know the answer.
On December 7, Playgirl.com announced that it was considering buying what were purported to be nude photos of Woods. But just one day after the News Of The World profile on Jungers and two days after the Brit pic court ban, Playgirl announced that it could not confirm that the photos were of Woods, and that it was passing on buying them.
So were the photos Playgirl referenced from Jungers? Possibly. More likely, the pics could’ve been photos Jungers claimed were Woods.
If Playgirl refused to publish the photos because it could not verify them as Woods, that might be an indication that other American publications would not buy the alleged Woods photos. Hence, Jungers might’ve then offered them to News Of The World, which may well have been willing to publish them.
But the London court order crashed down on NOTW the day before it splashed its feature on Jungers.
To be clear, all this doesn’t mean that Jungers (or any alleged mistress) actually has naked pictures of Woods. On the contrary, the fact that no American media outlet has published what it claims to be naked photos of Woods could indicate that whatever is circulating out there is far from believable.
Tiger’s lawyers obtained an order from who prohibited British outlets from publishing any potential nude photos and videos of Woods on December 10, 2009. Woods’ attorney does not admit the existence of such videos or photos. “This Order is not to be taken as an admission that any such photographs exist,” the letter read. “And in the event that these photographs do exist, and it is not admitted, any such images may have been fabricated, altered, manipulated and or changed to create the false appearance and impression that they are nude photographs of our client.”