The 14-time major winner is reportedly threatening to sue after explicit snaps of him and Olympic skier ex were shared online
TIGER WOODS and his Olympic skier ex Lindsey Vonn are threatening to sue a website for leaking naked photos of the pair online.
Reports claim that recovering golfer Woods has already hired a lawyer while Vonn is calling for the toughest possible action over the “despicable invasion of privacy”.
According to TMZ, the recovering golf superstar is ready to sue the celebrity gossip site if it does not take his photo down.
A hacker reportedly broke into his former partner’s phone and gained access to Vonn’s pictures.
And that included a nude selfie Woods had sent the Olympic skier while they were together.
The 41-year-old’s lawyer refused to comment on the issue when quizzed by news agency Page Six.
Although they did confirm: “It is a private hacked photo.”
Vonn, 32, and Woods were one of the hottest couples in the sporting world during their two-year relationship before it ended in May 2015.
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She has revealed since she found it “really hard” being with the sporting legend due to all the scrutiny they were under as a celebrity couple who were both at the peaks of their respective sports.
Woods and Vonn are not the only celebrities who the website has posted nude photos of.
Kristen Stewart, Stella Maxwell, Miley Cyrus and Katharine McPhee have also been exposed.
Similar to Woods, McPhee has also hired a lawyer and is threatening to sue.
This latest incident is another blow to Woods in what has been a miserable few months.
He was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the influence.
A toxicology report released earlier this month found that Woods had five drugs in his system, including traces of cannabis.
A urine test revealed he had taken opioid painkiller hydrocodone — which is sold under the brand name Vicodin.
Following the phone hacking, Vonn’s spokesman told PEOPLE: “It is an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegally publish private intimate photos.
“Lindsey will take all necessary and appropriate legal action to protect and enforce her rights and interests. She believes the individuals responsible for hacking her private photos as well as the websites that encourage this detestable conduct should be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the law.”
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