No papers have even been filed yet and things are already getting nasty in the Tiger Woods divorce, with his lawyers accusing Elin Woods' of leaking to the media.
Elin's lawyer, London-based Walter H. White, sent an email to his staff April 19, saying he'd "been accused by the other side of leaking information to the press."
"While we do not believe that anyone in the firm has been responsible for the leaks, we are aware that this is the second time that we have been so accused ... "
Tiger's top priority is to keep things quiet regarding the divorce, and to hammer it out fast. But his legal team insists Elin's is leaking info, deliberately or not.
White urged his staff to avoid public conversations relating to all firm activities after "TMZ the web news service discovered that we represent Elin Nordegren."
Those dastardly, no-good celebrity gossip sleuths!
Team Tiger is already pissed at Team Elin.
The email notes that Elin's sister, Josefin, works at the firm, boasting "To some extent it is a surprise and a tribute that it has taken so long to figure this out."
Interestingly, White was repping Elin in January, just a month after Tiger's car crash, but before the couple appeared to be making progress (which later fizzled).
In an email dated January 12, White wrote, "I am writing to advise you that we have been asked by Elin Nordegren to assist her in her legal circumstances."
White goes on to say: "The firm has assigned a dedicated team to work closely and confidentially with Elin and Josefin [Nordegren] in order to fulfill this mandate."
Lawyers for both Woods are trying to agree on property and custody issues - she's reportedly fighting for the kids, as is Tiger - before filing divorce papers.
We'll see if they can do it quickly and/or quietly as they'd like.