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NEW YORK (AFP) – The women’s golf star, Michelle Wie West, ripped former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani out of a 2014 fundraiser for objectifying comments on a podcast story about her

The 76-year-old, who also worked as a lawyer for former US President Donald Trump, spoke on the “War Room” podcast by political strategist Steve Bannon about paparazzi who took photos of Wie West when her underwear was briefly visible She was standing over a putt

Giuliani, who starred alongside Wie West and the late radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, called the story a joke, but was more disgusted than amused when she referred to the podcast comments without naming Giuliani / p>

“It’s disturbing to hear about this highly inappropriate story shared on a podcast by a public person referring to my ‘panties’ while playing on a charity program,” Like West tweeted

“What this person should have remembered from that day on was the fact that I shot 64 and beat every male golfer on the field that led our team to victory

“I shudder when I thought he was smiling up on my face and complimenting me on my game while objectifying me and pointing to my ‘panties’ behind my back all day

“What should be discussed is the elite skill level that women play at, not how we wear them or look

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

The US Golf Association tweeted support for Wie, saying, “Sexism has no place in golf or in life, we’re always in your corner”

Like West, 31, is on maternity leave from the LPGA Tour after giving birth to a daughter last June

She is a five-time LPGA Tour winner, including her only major title at the 2014 US Women’s Open. Her last win was at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore in 2018

Wie West married the director of the National Basketball Association’s basketball division, Golden State Warriors, Jonnie West in 2019

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