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Even If Elin Did Beat Tiger With A Club, She'd Get The Kids In A Divorce, Lawyer Says

Fri, February 19, 2010 4:00pm EDT by 11 Comments


During his public address Feb. 19, Tiger forcefully denied rumors Elin hit him on Thanksgiving night, but one lawyer tells us, even if she had, she’d still be the better parent.

Tiger Woods surprised everyone today during his public address at the PGA headquarters Feb. 19 when he emphatically denied that wife, Elin Nordegren, hit him when she discovered his cheating. But one lawyer says even if Elin HAD beaten her husband with a nine-iron, she’d still get the kids in a custody battle if she and Tiger divorced — i.e., if Tiger was trying to protect her, it didn’t really matter.

“If Tiger wanted to go and try to get custody of the kids, in theory he could use the domestic violence against her,” Los Angeles-based attorney Steve Cron told “On the other hand, when you’re looking at custody and who’s the better parent, he clearly is the worse one. He’s out perusing around at bars and sleeping around with a wide variety of women, which looks a lot worse than a wife who allegedly goes crazy when she finds out her husband’s cheating on her.”

Fortunately, the violence between Elin, 30, and Tiger, 34, is only speculative — both refused to speak to the police and Tiger disputed the rumors during his press conference, saying, “Elin never hurt me. There has NEVER been an episode of domestic violence in our marriage — ever!”

Although the couple is still together, reports claim Elin wants to leave her husband and take their children — daughter, Sam, 2, and son, Charlie, 1 — with her.

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