I was curious about one thing regarding the details emerging about Tiger Woods’s past efforts to keep his image clean:
How close did this come to extortion? It sounds like it was Woods who made the offer, and so it wasn’t a case of him responding to an explicit demand on the Enquirer’s part. On a personal level, though, if you know that I have a business interest that I’d like you to be involved in, and then one day I come to you and say that I have compromising pictures of you and then stand there waiting expectantly, I imagine I’m cutting it pretty close. Does it work differently for celebrities and the media?