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

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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Comments () | Archives (31)

Screw all the 30,000 troops they're sending to Afghanistan-- let the media talk more about Tiger having an affair until all these skanks are recognized by everyone in America.

The saddest thing about this whole situation is the fact that Elin Nordegren and her children are seriously suffering from this, and the whole fiasco will have a long-term impact on their lives.

As for Rachel Uchitel, she has a long history of chasing 'celebrity' men and being a massive attention whore.

First she was featured in an interview bragging about how she's been "romantically linked to" famous athletes, actors and musicians. Then her mother comes out and brags publicly that her daughter has dated Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. (Jeter, I would think, has far more taste than that.) Then she publicly claims a relationship with a married television actor.

And of course now she's hired Gloria Allred and is trying to milk this Tiger Woods situation for all it's worth, probably hoping for a reality TV deal and anything else that will earn her money and 'fame' for her actions.

It's obvious this woman DESPERATELY wants to be famous, and she does not care how she achieves that fame as long as she gets it.

I wonder if Rachel Uchitel has ever stopped thinking about herself for even 10 seconds to think about Elin Nordegren and the children she's hurting through her never-ending quest to be the nation's most infamous fame whore.

Obviously, Tiger Woods is just as much to blame and has proven himself to be a sleazy dude, but I'm just astounded at this Uchitel woman.

You know it's really a shame of what this world is coming too. My daughter Mitrice Richardson disappeared from Malibu Sheriffs Station on September 17, 2009 all sort of wholes in the Sheriffs story, on every news channel across the nation, and tried to reach out to Gloria Allred, a woman herself and no one has even called me back. A woman who has an affair with a known golfer and get her heart broke cause a little ruckus, and everyone in the world want to come to her rescue. This is what happens when you date a married man and a rich one at that. But hey, my daughter civil rights, protection and legal rights were violated all up and down the judicial system and I'm out still trying to get signatures for help. Wow! Father, Mitrice Richardson B.A.

When I first heard of Gloria Allred, I thought she was a champion of women, especially the underdog.

Now, I find her to be nothing but a media whore. She is totally overexposed, her face is everywhere. When you basically take on a skank for a client and get her money for keeping her mouth shut, it is called blackmail. Gloria, that makes you a pimp for a skeezy tramp. She was a damn hostess! What the hell was Tiger thinking?

I knew the media would make tiger fess up..Miss Tiger need to take the money get rid of the scum bag..I hope none of the skanks had a baby by the tiger.. Women donot respect each other.

The woman is a HO, flat out HO and she will REAP what she has sown and I am glad!!! I pray that she repents and turns to Jesus who will set her free from her sins..........AMEN!!! I pray Tiger and his wife will also!!!!!!!!!!!! AMEN AND AMEN!!!

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