Michelle Wie said it was "unsettling" to hear Rudy Giuliani tell a crude story about looking up Wie's skirt as the two golfed at a charity event. Wie responded to Giuliani's story Friday, calling it "highly inappropriate," among other things.
Wie's response did not mention Giuliani by name, but it was clear who she was talking about.
Wie's full response:
"It's unsettling to hear of this highly inappropriate story shared on a podcast by a public figure referencing my 'panties' whilst playing at a charity pro-am. What this person should have remembered from that day was the fact that I shot 64 and beat every male golfer in the field leading our team to victory. I shudder thinking that he was smiling to my face and complimenting me on my game while objectifying me and referencing my 'panties' behind my back all day.
"What should be discussed is the elite skill level that women play at, not what we wear or look like.
"My putting stance six years ago was designed to improve my putting stats (I ended up winning the US Open that year), NOT as an invitation to look up my skirt!
"Nike makes skirts with SHORTS built in underneath for this exact reason ... so that women can feel CONFIDENT and COMFORTABLE playing a game that we love."
Wie mentions playing at a charity pro-am. It sounds like she may have been paired up with Giuliani at the event.
Giuliani told crude story about golfing with Wie
Giuliani recounted his highly inappropriate story while appearing on Steve Bannon's podcast. In it, Giuliani talked about golfing with Rush Limbaugh — who died Wednesday — at an event. Giuliani says the two noticed paparazzi following them, and joked about what they had done to warrant extra attention.
Giuliani then said he noticed Wie was exposing her underwear every time she went to putt. Giuliani then told Limbaugh that the paparazzi was actually there to get shots of Wie's "panties." After finishing his story, Giuliani asked Bannon, "Is that OK to tell that joke, I'm not sure."
Bannon responded by saying, "We already told it."
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