9:24 pm - 04/05/2012

Tiger won't help his sick brother who's about to be homeless

Tiger Woods has been neglecting his ill half-brother, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis and is in danger of losing his house, according to an ESPN report.

Kevin Woods, 52, was diagnosed with the disease in 2009 and has been unable to work, prompting him to reach out to Tiger for assistance.

"I leave messages," Tiger's other half-brother Earl Jr. told ESPN. "I leave updates on Kevin, but for whatever reason I don't get a response...Kevin loves Tiger. A call from Tiger would really pump Kevin up. When he doesn't call, it just makes him feel worse...I'd like to [slap] Tiger, wake him up," Earl Jr. said.

Kevin and Earl Jr. are the children of Earl Woods' first marriage. The siblings say they have not heard from Tiger since 2006 when his father died.

"We haven't asked Tiger for a dime...Not even tickets to a tournament. But Kevin's losing his home. He needs a caregiver and he can't have a caregiver and keep his home at the same time. And we can't do that. We don't have the means."

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rogue 6th-Apr-2012 01:59 am (UTC)
fucking seriously? ugh. i think everyone should do with their money that they earn what they want, but it's not like it would kill them. guess i don't know what their relationships are like but i have a sister who i don't get to talk to all that often and i would still never, ever let her want for anything if i could help it.

/angry big sister
lauridsen09 6th-Apr-2012 02:15 am (UTC)
I have a much younger (17 years younger) half-brother and even though I've only met him once (and never talk to him), if I had the money, I'd help him out in a heartbeat.

That said, family is...fucking complicated, so I can't really judge Tiger too much on this one.
beatlesluv 6th-Apr-2012 02:24 am (UTC)
But do we know the history of their family, of Tigers family? Would you ask someone to give money to a sibling who abused them as a child, a parent who did the same? BB not everyone comes from a happy home, and I don`t think blood relations are enough to make people feel obligated to support someone else. There has to be a support, this person shaped you in a positive way, was a good part of your life. THAT is what makes you deserving of that. You sound like an awesome person, and a really good sister, but not everyone is lucky to have family like you in their life.
loosedefense 8th-Apr-2012 03:28 am (UTC)
I hate my sister and I would gladly let her rot on the streets after everything she's done to me.
secretivexhero 8th-Apr-2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
IA although there are exceptions

I wouldn't toss aside any of my siblings.. not my mom either even if she's done a lot of fucked up shit to me
cyber_bard_ 6th-Apr-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
I guess it depends. My sister is an alcoholic, is probably depressed and throws away money with the handful. I think it would be healthier for both of us if I didn't help.
actxappalledx 6th-Apr-2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Leo was an only child. He has a stepbrother, who was his husbands wife's son (from another man), and Leo grew up mostly with his mother
bluesforgotten 6th-Apr-2012 05:05 am (UTC)
I hate Ashton, but I always remembered reading how his brother has been in his movies and had extra roles on That 70's Show to like, include him in his life.
fear_toxin 6th-Apr-2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
I never even know Leo had siblings.
kapuki234 7th-Apr-2012 07:15 am (UTC)
didnt kutcher's brother die?
boltonlove 6th-Apr-2012 01:47 am (UTC)
I really dislike my family but I'd make sure they were okay no matter what they did to me
lauridsen09 6th-Apr-2012 02:17 am (UTC)
Everyone has their breaking point though.
unfadingscar 6th-Apr-2012 01:47 am (UTC)
Its a really very sad situation, but, Tiger doesn't owe him/them.
chikntetrazzini 6th-Apr-2012 01:50 am (UTC)
No, he doesn't owe them, but it would be a nice thing for him to do considering how much excess income he has.
unfadingscar 6th-Apr-2012 01:51 am (UTC)
Don't get me wrong, I completely agree.
myheyday 6th-Apr-2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Especially when you think of how much he must have blown on his jumpoffs.

Edited at 2012-04-06 01:53 am (UTC)
beatlesluv 6th-Apr-2012 03:55 am (UTC)
Would be nice yea...but I think it`s more complicated than that. I`d rather give to charity than some members in my family though...sometimes you just really can`t go there with some people. It is what it is, family history and all that, we really don`t know.
cia84 6th-Apr-2012 01:55 am (UTC)
actxappalledx 6th-Apr-2012 02:17 am (UTC)
ia. yea, he should help because he's family, but he really has no obligation to
edas 6th-Apr-2012 01:47 am (UTC)
Well that's because he's a dick..no surprise there.
qween_tartii 6th-Apr-2012 02:06 am (UTC)
ikr? water is wet, sky is blue, etc etc etc.
tuluum 6th-Apr-2012 04:15 am (UTC)
yup yup
piratesswoop 6th-Apr-2012 01:48 am (UTC)
that's real foul, tiger
jmonkey3152 6th-Apr-2012 01:48 am (UTC)
Meh. His money. His prerogative to use it however.
actxappalledx 6th-Apr-2012 02:20 am (UTC)
kimberwyn 6th-Apr-2012 04:55 am (UTC)
leatherandjeans 7th-Apr-2012 12:04 pm (UTC)
This attitude encompasses most of what's wrong with the US right now
damnsonyouhigh 7th-Apr-2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
jmonkey3152 7th-Apr-2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
How so? He earned his own damn money so he should be the one to dictate how it's spent. It's not like he's living beyond his means.
mylittlerants 7th-Apr-2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
YES. The fact we consciously or unconsciously hold money at such a high and personal standard is sickening. If I were in Tiger's situation, I would through a pocket full of money because no one person needs that much money. He doesn't even have to get personal with it nor does he have to continue to give them money, but the guy is sick and almost homeless. You would be helping out more than one person if you did this. I don't care what their family history is, if his brother didn't murder their father, there is no excuse.
flaca 8th-Apr-2012 04:59 am (UTC)
secretivexhero 8th-Apr-2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
ia and a lot of the world.. capitalism is fucking sickening to me
killerqueen 8th-Apr-2012 12:40 am (UTC)
comalies 6th-Apr-2012 01:48 am (UTC)
I hate these stories. Yeah, Tiger is a douche but not necessarily because of this. Who knows what their relationship is like, just because they are family does not mean Tiger owes him shit.
reginageorge 6th-Apr-2012 01:56 am (UTC)
i agree
_xxtom 6th-Apr-2012 01:58 am (UTC)
superdogbiter 6th-Apr-2012 01:59 am (UTC)
harrypotterlvr3 6th-Apr-2012 02:11 am (UTC)
ayajedi 6th-Apr-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
alacrities 6th-Apr-2012 02:14 am (UTC)
jennkiki 6th-Apr-2012 02:17 am (UTC)
ia. I think Tiger's a dick but he doesn't owe his brother.

I hate posts like these because a LOT of people believe celebrities owe their relatives...then you get cases where celebs try to help their family and they just get hosed (Dane Cook, Leighton Meester, etc).

Edited at 2012-04-06 02:18 am (UTC)
chandyland11 6th-Apr-2012 03:29 am (UTC)
omg what is dane cook's story? :(
kimberwyn 6th-Apr-2012 05:02 am (UTC)
mylittlerants 7th-Apr-2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
I agree and disagree because they don't owe anyone anything but as a human being, how can you not, especially in the state this damn country is in. SMH.
mylittlerants 7th-Apr-2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
And I only say this with millionaires, really.
secretivexhero 8th-Apr-2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
I feel bad for leighton. IDK if her dad did anything but she used to always defend her trailer trash mom and then her mom fucked her over still.
actxappalledx 6th-Apr-2012 02:18 am (UTC)
sense! you speak it.
ohmiya_sg 6th-Apr-2012 02:19 am (UTC)
maria0305 6th-Apr-2012 02:22 am (UTC)
thank you!
oshunanat 6th-Apr-2012 02:23 am (UTC)
Pretty much this. Not only for Tiger but any and all celebrities. We never know enough to make legit judgement.
maishizzle 6th-Apr-2012 02:27 am (UTC)
ugh i hate that. i hate when ppl automatically assume that when you come towards some successful that you 'owe' them because they're your family. that's basically my fucking family back in homeland. because we're in america they expect handouts bcuz we're in america ok. they can all fuck off tbh and if i were in a great financial situation and they begged i probably would ignore and give what money they asked of me to a charity instead

skky95 6th-Apr-2012 02:35 am (UTC)
I know right, I hate Tiger but there are plenty of other reasons to hate him.
squirrelsarerad 6th-Apr-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
miss_kate18 6th-Apr-2012 09:10 am (UTC)
Exactly. We have no idea what their family dynamic is like.
cookiejar423 10th-Apr-2012 06:55 am (UTC)
vanishingbee 6th-Apr-2012 01:49 am (UTC)
"we cant ask him for money because we don't have his number, so we went to the media"
piratesswoop 6th-Apr-2012 01:50 am (UTC)
did u miss the part where his brother calls him and leaves messages or
vanishingbee 6th-Apr-2012 01:59 am (UTC)
it also says they haven't asked him for any money sooo
venetianglass 6th-Apr-2012 01:51 am (UTC)
pretty much.
skky95 6th-Apr-2012 02:41 am (UTC)
I dont think it sounds like an asshole move on the surface at all tbh, I think his brother bringing him up to the media is the bigger dick move.
myheyday 6th-Apr-2012 01:49 am (UTC)
People say that his family has never really bad-mouthed him in the press. In fact, they took up for him during that scandal a while back. I wonder what made him cut them off.
hdified 6th-Apr-2012 11:31 am (UTC)
These are his step-brothers who he hasn't been in contact with since his dad died, so I don't think those family members are the same.
piratesswoop 6th-Apr-2012 01:50 am (UTC)
man some of y'all are cold

he doesn't need to buy him a mansion but he could at least call, or help the other brother pay for a caregiver.
doperperson 6th-Apr-2012 01:54 am (UTC)
yeah ia
scottfreein4_d 6th-Apr-2012 01:56 am (UTC)
don't mind them, they're just projecting.
jmfunnyface 6th-Apr-2012 01:59 am (UTC)
But you don't know what their relationship is. My sister is a disaster & currently living in a homeless shelter. If you were to hear her tell the story, we're horrible people for not helping her. She'll leave out the part where she tried to stab my mom or lost custody of her son because she threatened to throw him into traffic.

I'm not saying Tiger's not a dick, but I don't automatically assume a sibling owes another sibling anything just because they're related.
lalameanslove 6th-Apr-2012 03:06 am (UTC)
Yup I totally agree. Funny how sob stories always make the family look bad when there is no mention of their wrongdoings. I have an uncle just like that, if you were to ask him my mom is the most selfish bitch in the world only because she won't lend him anymore money after he's:
a. Blown 900 bucks in Vegas
b. Married a drug addicted 50 yrd old.
and c. Taken advantage of every single person who's show him some sympathy

Please tell me why I should even give him the time of day?
damnsonyouhigh 7th-Apr-2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
they're just trying to justify their own asshole ways towards their family members.
killerqueen 8th-Apr-2012 12:41 am (UTC)

Some people are just heartless.
bent_ley 11th-Apr-2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
and when the brother refuses the care giver and wants direct deposits to his bank account???? seriously we know nothing about this guy
hereiam12 6th-Apr-2012 01:50 am (UTC)
well i hate tiger but am hesitant to judge shit like this without knowing the backstory
hoppipolla 6th-Apr-2012 01:51 am (UTC)
Tiger doesn't owe them anything but if they haven't done anything to really piss him off, I can't see why he won't at least speak to them. He has millions I doubt giving his sick brother say a few thousand is nothing but pocket change.
congresstart 6th-Apr-2012 01:51 am (UTC)
does he have a bad relationship with his half-brother or are they just not close?
paparatti 6th-Apr-2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Maybe his brother's an asshole (he went to the press bitching about this, so all signs point to yes). It's not like it doesn't run in the family. I'm sure if I ever became famous for something (fat chance), I'd have overentitled family members complaining I wasn't sharing the wealth.
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