Golf news 2021, Michelle Wie-West, Rudy Giuliani response, up-skirt podcast comment

Golfer Michelle Wie West has hit back at Rudy Giuliani over “unsettling” and “highly inappropriate” comments he made about her “panties”.

Donald Trump’s former lawyer recounted the crude tale about the time he saw the sports star’s underwear while appearing on Steve Bannon’s podcast ‘War Room’.

As he reminisced about the late Rush Limbaugh, he told how the pair had been at a golf charity fundraiser seven years ago along with Wie West, where the paparazzi were “driving us crazy”.

The Sun reports Giuliani laughed as he suggested the photographers had been following Wie West, who while putting “bends all the way over and her panties show”.

“On the green is Michelle Wie and she is getting ready to putt,” Giuliani recounted.

“Now Michelle Wie is gorgeous. She’s six-feet. And she has a strange putting stance. She bends all the way over. And her panties show. And the press was going crazy.

“I said ‘[Rush], it’s not me, it’s not you.’”

Guliani finished the story by saying: “Is it OK to tell that joke?”.

The golfer hit back on Twitter and accused Giuliani of objectifying her.

“It’s unsettling to hear of this highly inappropriate story shared on a podcast by a public figure referencing my ‘panties’ whilst playing in 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 women play at, not what we wear or look like.

“My putting stance six years ago was designed to improve my stats (I ended up winning the US Open that year), NOT an invitation to look up my skirt.”

Wie West, 31, won the 2014 US Open and is a five-times winner of the LPGA.

Giuliani has spent much of the last few months fighting Trump’s unsuccessful attempts to overturn the results of the US election.

He was also reportedly considered by Trump to lead his impeachment defence team.

— This story originally appeared on and has been republished with permission

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