Escondido High grad claims to have had affair with Tiger Woods
A 2003 Escondido High School graduate who recently appeared on a VH1 reality show claimed in Wednesday’s issue of US Weekly magazine that she had an affair with married, golfing great Tiger Woods.
Jaimee Grubbs, a Los Angeles cocktail waitress, told the magazine she was 21 when she met Woods at a Las Vegas nightclub on April 13, 2007 — two months before his first child was born. A 31-month on-again off-again affair followed, according to Grubbs, whose revelation comes as Woods remains embroiled in controversy after a recent car crash outside his home in Florida.
Early last Friday, Woods crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant and tree outside his home in Windermere, Fla. There’s been public speculation that the crash was the result of a domestic disturbance between Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren over his alleged affair with a New York club hostess.
Grubbs said she kept hundreds of text messages that confirm the affair. This morning, US Weekly posted a voicemail recording in which Woods allegedly pleas with Grubbs to remove her name from her cell phone because Woods’ wife “went through my phone and may be calling you.” A short time later, Woods released a statement.
In it, Woods did not address any specific allegations but wrote, “I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves.” He went on defend what he called his right to “some simple, human measure of privacy.”
“Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions,” Woods wrote.
Woods and Nordegren, a model, married in 2004. Two days before the controversial crash, the National Enquirer magazine ran a story alleging that Woods had an affair with Rachel Uchitel, and that the two were recently together in Melbourne, where Woods competed in the Australian Masters.
Uchitel and Woods have both vehemently denied the affair, and Uchitel has hired noted L.A. lawyer Gloria Allred to represent her.
On Tuesday, the Florida Highway Patrol said Woods would be fined $164 for careless driving but will not face criminal charges.
Grubbs recently appeared on “Tool Academy,” a VH1 reality show in which misbehaving men are sent to a boot camp to become more gentlemenly in an attempt to keep their girlfriends.
According to celebrity Web site, TMZ.com, Nordegren did apparently call Grubbs the same day of the crash. Grubbs co-workers at the Stone Rose Lounge in West Hollywood told TMZ.com that Grubbs had told them that day that a woman caller said, “You know who this is because you’re (expletive) my husband.”