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Star isn't backing down from their claims, however. The magazine has issued the following statement: "Star stands by the facts as reported in its story."
But don't let that—or Star's rather shameless attempt to link the singer to the Biggest Scandal of the Year—fool you: Papa Joe didn't raise a hussy.
Simpson's camp is shooting down the tabloid's latest cover claims, alleging that a much-photographed encounter between the stars at the AT&T National Pro-Am golf tournament last July (at which time Simpson was still coupled with Tony Romo, who was both literally and figuratively cropped out of the Star story) resulted in the stars swapping phone numbers and email addresses...and maybe more.
"Tiger liked what he saw and let her know it," a dubious source is quoted as saying in the magazine.
Simpson's rep, however, calls the whole scenario "ridiculous."
"Literally the only thing that's true in the story is the fact that they met," the publicist tells E! News. "It was a quick meeting, and they posed for a photo together—that was it. Jessica's lawyer is sending them a letter this afternoon."
And it won't be wishing them a merry Christmas.
(Originally published Dec. 16, 2009, at 2:36 p.m. PT)
Check out which morality-challenged chicks did hook up with the pro in a look through our gallery of Tiger's Alleged Other Women.