Ms Tiger Woods to donate PS 90,000 libel money to cancer charity

December 8th, 2007 - 8:56 pm ICT by admin  

Edinburgh, Dec 8 (ANI): Elin Nordegren Woods, wife of world’s number one golfer Tiger Woods, will be donating PS 90,000 to charity that she won in damages from an Irish magazine that had published her fake porn photos just before the beginning of the Ryder Cup in September 2006.
The golfer’s wife, who had sued the Dubliner magazine, said that it was always her intention to donate the money received in the libel suit to support charity work like the one in memory of Irish golfer Darren Clarke’s late wife, Heather, who had died of cancer just weeks before the commencement of the tournament.
The magazine had published the Swedish model’s face on a picture of a semi-naked woman, and had titled the article “Ryder Filth for Dublin”,
However, its publisher, Trevor White, was forced to make a humble apology to Ms Woods, and at the Dublin’s Circuit Civil Court he had to admit that the story was “cheap, tasteless and deliberately offensive, and completely untrue.”
“The false and deeply offensive article in the Dubliner magazine, with the accompanying photograph of another woman wrongly claimed to be me, caused great personal distress to me and my family,” Ms Woods said.
“We are delighted at today’s outcome and relieved that we may now put the experience behind us,” the Scotsman quoted her, as saying. (ANI)

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