Woods accused of getting VIP treatment
Golfer Tiger Woods has been accused by angry patients, at a sex clinic, of getting VIP treatment during his rehab.india Updated: Jan 21, 2010 12:52 IST
Woods, 34, has spent three weeks at the centre in Mississippi since his affairs came to light, but fellow patients are infuriated that he is getting star treatment.
The golfer has been insisting on one-to-one sessions, while others have to undergo group therapy. And he also has a maid, while others have to make their own beds, clean their rooms and scrub toilets as part of their therapy.
“When Tiger enters one of the public areas, other patients have been told they have to leave the room. Other patients share a cabin, but Tiger has his own,” the Sun quoted a source as saying. “His special privileges are causing a lot of resentment,” the source said.
Woods is said to have reluctantly checked in to save his marriage after his wife Elin, 30, gave him no alternative, but he still believes that he does not have a problem.
He would have to undergo a gruelling therapy, which includes Army-style assault courses, counselling, and a ban on pleasuring himself. He also has to do yoga and bare all about his cheating.
His stay at the Pine Grove Behavioural Health and Addiction Services clinic is costing him 38,000 pounds plus 60,000 pounds he spent doing up his humble lodgings there.
The intensive therapy he is undergoing is called the Gentle Path programme. It is led by Dr Patrick Carnes, regarded as America’s top expert on sexual addiction.
“Tiger’s got a rough road in there. The treatment is very similar to that undertaken by drug addicts and alcoholics. He will have to face his demons,” the source added.