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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/ 1/2010

More speculation about the alleged Tiger Woods divorce settlement

By Sarah Anne Hughes

Posted by Jen Chaney

As noted briefly in this morning's mix, People magazine -- along with a flurry of other news outlets -- are jumping on reports that Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are closer to reaching a divorce settlement.


Tiger Woods, circa 2008. (Getty Images)

Citing anonymous sources, People has now stated that Nordegren is likely to get around $700 million in the divorce, money that allegedly will buy her silence and prevent her from sharing more details about Woods's extra-marital affairs.

Thus far, no one has gone on the record to confirm any of this. A call to Jeffrey Fisher, the Florida attorney reportedly representing Woods in the case, has not yet been returned. His assistant said he is currently in a meeting but would be back in touch with the Post.

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By Sarah Anne Hughes  | July 1, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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Comments

A fool and his money....

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | July 1, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

How much is Tiger worth now, and prospectively?

How much of the money goes to Tiger and Elin's two small children, who are utterly blameless in this entire mess?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 1, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Wow, wonder what she has on him?

Anyone else wish she'd told him to take that money & shove it (except for the child support part of it) & then written a tell all?

Cause if he'd part w/nearly a billion dollars to keep her quiet, she must know some good dirt.

Posted by: wadejg | July 1, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Darn, another client with actual money I didn't get. My clients have spouses who would rather go into debt than pay a cent.

Tiger Woods had a choice -- pay her $700 million now or watch her make more than that when she writes "Riding the Tiger."

Posted by: epjd | July 1, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

ep
Tiger Woods had a choice.

He had a LOT of choices that he made all along the way. This is merely the latest choice.


wadejg, I'd agree with you except for worrying re the harm it might someday do to the children if all that dirt became public.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 1, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

based on what she now knows, it's a bargain.

Posted by: frieda406 | July 1, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

What a trollop. Of course she married him for his money. Now she'll have more money than the GDP of some developing countries, because "she needs to maintain her lifestyle".

Posted by: miknugget | July 1, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

At some point, didn't she turn down a ton of $$$ he'd offered?

Posted by: wadejg | July 1, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

So what if she did marry him for his money, miknugget? What's your point? She didn't force him to cheat on her mutiply and repeatedly. I don't care who you are or what your motives were for marrying someone, to be that publicly humiliated and to have to raise two children essentially on your own now because some entitled brat too emotionally immature to be a real husband couldn't keep it zipped -- well, to me, that means no amount of money is too much. If he's willing to pay it, then more power to Elin in taking it.

As you see, I get really annoyed by anti-alimony rants as they generally seem to be motivated almost entirely by misogyny.

-Snarky Squirrel

Posted by: 7900rmc | July 1, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

So what if she did marry him for his money, miknugget? What's your point? She didn't force him to cheat on her mutiply and repeatedly. I don't care who you are or what your motives were for marrying someone, to be that publicly humiliated and to have to raise two children essentially on your own now because some entitled brat too emotionally immature to be a real husband couldn't keep it zipped -- well, to me, that means no amount of money is too much. If he's willing to pay it, then more power to Elin in taking it.

As you see, I get really annoyed by anti-alimony rants as they generally seem to be motivated almost entirely by misogyny.

-Snarky Squirrel
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She obviously didn't know him well enough before she married him or didn't care.
He played golf to earn those hundreds of millions of dollars, not her. Did she have anything to do with his success? NO. She would have been more than lucky to get $1 million.

Posted by: miknugget | July 1, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Did she have anything to do with his success?

YES! Remember those lovely photos of Tiger, Elin and the kids? Tiger used them as props to further his family-man image (no matter how phony), which in turn raised his asking prices for so many of his commercial endorsements, from which he's gotten paid a significant amount of income.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 1, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

In the field of journalism, Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly are in the bottom-feeders category.

Of course the WAPO is front row center of that category for sponsoring this dreck.

It is bottom-line journalism at best!

Posted by: apspa1 | July 1, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

I prefer to think of Liz and Jen's work as descriptive Cultural Anthropology.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 1, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

No matter what happens, in my opinion Woods is a piece of sh@@, and ALWAYS will be.

Wait until he daughter is old enough to know, and she will become aware of her father's conduct, what will that do to their relationship?

Ditto for his son.

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Posted by: swanieaz | July 1, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Considering his harem of skanks, wh*res and porn stars have already outed him and no further revelations of sexual indiscretions would come as any surprise or do much further damage, there's only one thing he can be paying for -- knowledge of and/or proof that he's been using PEDs. Since all that's left to market him on is his athletic ability, his athletic integrity has to stay publicly clean.

Considering how much she hates the limelight and any kind of attention, I really couldn't see her writing a tell-all, especially as it would just further her public humiliation. But one well worded press release about drug use and he'd be sunk. That's worth a lot of $$ to Nike particularly.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | July 1, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

I think he should have her killed & hire Johnny Cochran's law firm.

Posted by: billbarry1 | July 1, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

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