While Tiger Woods’ wife Elin Nordegren joined her husband at Mississippi-based sex rehabilitation clinic Gentle Path over the weekend as part of his “intensive recovery program,” new reports of yet another of Woods’ mistresses surfaced — number 19 for those keeping count — who was still in contact with Tiger as recently as three weeks ago (see photo of her here). The Daily Mail says
Mother-of-two Emma Rotherham, 42, was paid more than [$600,000] hush money to keep quiet about their affair.
She agreed to sign a confidentiality agreement after a member of the golfer’s security team handed her a sports bag stuffed with half-a-million dollars in $100 bills.
A source [revealed], “Emma was his most recent mistress. They had a very, very passionate relationship and she has dozens of text messages and emails from him. Some were even sent while Tiger was trying to patch things up with his wife. If those came out, they’d bury him.”
Not only will the wifey be interested in all this — it appears the Internal Revenue Service wants a hand in it, too:
A federal tax inspector said: “Any large financial gift must be declared to the IRS, otherwise it will be dealt with as tax evasion.
This is a very high profile case, so I suspect when [Ms. Rotherham] files her tax return this year, they will be looking out for any large donation from an outside source.
Failure to declare this money would be considered an offense. The same applies to the person who made the donation, [in this case, Tiger Woods].”
Wait, they’re saying you have to report large duffel bags full of cash to the IRS? Well, I guess demanding payment in unmarked non-sequential bills is kinda pointless, then. Good to know. Colombian drug cartels and mafia dons, you might want to go ahead and start stocking up on 1040EZ forms now. April 15th will be here before you know it!
One of his other mistresses, Jamiee Grubbs, at a charity event last month:
PHOTO SOURCE: Pacific Coast News Online