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Gloria Allred cancels L.A. news conference involving Rachel Uchitel, woman linked to Tiger Woods

December 3, 2009 |  8:17 am

Attorney Gloria Allred had abruptly canceled a news conference in which she was planning to make a statement on behalf of a woman whom the tabloids have said was involved in an affair with golf star Tiger Woods.

No reason was given for the cancellation.

Alllred's office had said her client, Rachel Uchitel, would attend the 11:30 a.m. news conference but would not speak.

The controversy surrounding Woods' private life stemmed from an early-morning car accident outside his Florida home. He was issued a traffic citation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Allred is no stranger to such tabloid fodder. Last year, she made headlines for her efforts to help octuplets mother Nadya Suleman get child care for her children. Later, Allred expressed public concerns about the children's welfare, which led to a legal battle with Suleman.

More details about the various allegations involving Woods and reader reaction can be found at The Times' sports blog.

-- Shelby Grad

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