“Unforeseen circumstances” was the only explanation given for a canceled news conference that was expected to shed light on the relationship between Tiger Woods and Rachel Uchitel, the 34-year-old woman first connected to the star golfer.
Sources say those “unforeseen circumstances” stem from a last-minute deal between Woods and Uchitel worth upwards of $1 million, in order to keep quiet about her real story. (Uchitel’s attorney, Gloria Allred, had no comment.)
Uchitel initially told the New York Post there was no affair nor any text messages between herself and Woods, and some believe that denial also had to do with money. Some sources say Uchitel was receiving financial help from Woods prior to the National Enquirer story that initially linked the two. (Allred did not respond to comment requests on this point.)
[10:00 a.m. – 12/3/2009] – Report: Woman Who Denied Affair With Tiger Woods To Admit She Lied
From the NY Post:
The first woman named in the Tiger Woods mistress scandal, who had previously denied any affairs with the golfer, now says she did in fact have a sexual relationship with him — and that her text messages set his wife flying into an angry rage the night of his crash.
Rachel Uchitel was named in a National Enquirer story as having an affair with Woods, which she denied in a tell-all interview to The Post where she blatantly lied about her history with Tiger.
Now, after several other women have come forward claiming to have had affairs with the father of two, Uchitel is changing her tune, TMZ.com is reporting.
Uchitel, who hired power lawyer Gloria Allred as soon as the news of Tiger’s accident broke, is holding a 11:30 a.m. PT news conference and is expcted to issue a statement admitting the affair.