Rachel Uchitel Rumored To Have Had Affair With Golf Star
6:06 AM, Dec 3, 2009
A New York woman rumored to have had an affair with professional golf star Tiger Woods canceled a much-anticipated press conference Thursday.High-profile attorney Gloria Allred canceled Rachel Uchitel's scheduled press conference that was supposed to reveal her relationship with Woods. TMZ.com reported Woods and Uchitel spoke Wednesday evening, and there is speculation of some sort of payment for her silence.While Uchitel is remaining silent for now, various reports indicated Woods and his wife, Elin, have entered counseling.A new Florida Highway Patrol report revealed Woods' SUV hit bushes, a curb, a fire hydrant and then a neighbor's tree before stopping.In an interview with the FHP, neighbor Kimberly Harris talked about hearing noises while in bed. "I just noticed a faint, continuous knocking sound for about 10 or 15 minutes," said Harris.Harris said she asked her brother, Jarius Adams, to go out and see what was going on. He said he saw Woods lying in the street.An investigator asked Adams, "Was he conscious, unconscious?Adams said, "At that point he was snoring. He was actually snoring.""Did she say anything to you?" asked the investigator."No, I mean, at this point, she was actually very quiet just kind of in shock, just kind of sitting there," said Adams.
Escondido Mistress Discusses Affair With Woods In Interview A 24-year-old Escondido woman who came forward with explosive allegations about a two-year sexual relationship with Tiger Woods and claims of voicemails and text messages for proof, revealed her true feelings about the professional golfer in US Weekly's latest issue.In the Wednesday edition of the magazine, 24-year-old reality show actress Jaimee Grubbs said, "I loved how we got along but I knew in the back of my mind there could never be just us. There would always be the wife or somebody else."Wednesday morning, US Weekly posted a voicemail recording in which Woods allegedly pleas with Grubbs to remove her name from her cell phone because Woods' wife "went through my phone and may be calling you." A short time later, Woods released a statement (below) on his Web site.According to celebrity Web site, TMZ.com, Nordegren apparently did call Grubbs the same day of the crash. Grubbs' co-workers at the Stone Rose Lounge in West Hollywood told TMZ.com that Grubbs had told them that day that a woman caller said, "You know who this is because you're (expletive) my husband."The allegations from Grubbs come less than one week after the National Enquirer accused the golfer of having an affair with New York nightclub hostess Rachel Uchitel, and that the two were recently together in Melbourne, where Woods competed in the Australian Masters. Family friend Joel Martin said Grubbs was upset and decided to reveal her story after finding out about Woods' alleged relationship with the hostess.Uchitel and Woods both vehemently denied the affair, and Uchitel hired noted L.A. lawyer Gloria Allred to represent her.Grubbs, a Los Angeles cocktail waitress, told the magazine she was 21 when she met Woods at a Las Vegas nightclub on April 13, 2007 -- two months before his first child was born. A 31-month on-again-off-again affair followed, according to Grubbs.A probe into Jaimee Grubbs' background by 10News showed no criminal activity in San Diego County and only a suit filed by CaptitalOne Bank in 2007 for non-payment of credit card debt. A judgement was issued in that case in the amount of $1,862.53, 10News' Rachel Bianco reported. Grubbs was reportedly paid $150,000 by US Weekly for the interview.The Florida Highway Patrol wrapped up their investigation into Tiger Woods recent crash, Tuesday. It resulted in a $164 careless driving citation stemming from an incident early last Friday when Woods crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant and tree outside his home in Windermere, Fla. A report released Wednesday afternoon said Woods wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was traveling 30 miles an hour when he crashed, causing $8,000 in damage.Woods has said that his wife broke the back window of the SUV to help him out, but speculation has swirled about those claims. It's been publicly speculated that the crash was the result of a domestic disturbance between Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren over his alleged affair with Rachel Uchitel.Woods has been under public scrutiny since the high-profile crash and has decided to lay low. He pulled out of his own tournament on Monday and announced that he will not participate in other events for the rest of the year.Lawyers for Woods' neighbors said there is no evidence to prove there was any kind of domestic scuffle, and they said his injuries are not consistent with someone being hit with a golf club.Jaimee Grubbs recently appeared on "Tool Academy," a VH1 reality show in which misbehaving men are sent to a boot camp to become more gentlemenly in an attempt to keep their girlfriends.Following is the statement Tiger Woods posted about the current situation on his Web site:
"I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives. The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don't share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions.Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it's difficult.I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology."