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Tiger Woods saga does the improbable: silence Gloria Allred

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The Tiger Woods saga has done something unusual: silence Gloria Allred.

Allred, the famed L.A. celebrity attorney who has been giving sound bites on cases as diverse as gay marriage and octuplets mother Nadya Suleman said today she could not talk about the Woods case.

She is representing Rachel Uchitel, a woman whom tabloids have linked to an affair with Woods. Tales about Woods’ private life hit the headlines last week following an early-morning car accident outside his Florida home. He was issued a traffic citation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Allred was scheduled to hold a news conference with Uchitel on Thursday, but abruptly canceled it without explanation.

Why? “I just cannot comment on it,” Allred told The Times.

Allred’s daughter, Lisa Bloom, a legal analyst for CBS, said on “The Early Show” today that a confidential settlement must have been struck between Uchitel and Woods -- because she worked with her mother for nine years and has never known her to cancel a news conference.

But Allred today reiterated that the media briefing had been canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances,” and that no further news conferences on the matter were planned at this time.

-- Ann M. Simmons

Photo: Gloria Allred. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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Remember the attorney's mantra: "It isn't about the money."

Easy to shut people up with money specially attorneys. What kind of example we're setting for our kids? I guess a man can't be a man to stand up to his mistakes and speak to a camera.

Gloria Allred, for me, is like Jesse Jackson-- I used to admire them and they used to be strong representatives for my community (females and Blacks), but now I detest them for becoming Grade A+ spotlight-seeking fame wh*res. It speaks volumes that a "nobody" homewrecker went straight to Gloria to represent her!

I miss the REAL Gloria, the Gloria Allred, Advocate for WOMEN. Kinda sad that now she's referred to as a Celeb Lawyer. I guess there's more money and fame attached to Celebs than to ordinary women. Truly sad.

"Why? “I just cannot comment on it,” Allred told The Times."

Because her client was probably given a lot of money, which some went to the ambulance chaser Allred. If that's the case, it's nice to see that Allred hasn't sold out. lol

TIGER = THE FACE OF A CHEAT.

It is sad that this young girl has debased herself and others. She and other women like her, including this cocktail waitress really should think aout what it would be like to be married and have some slut throw herself or accept the advances of her husband...what if it was her daughter who was the wife?

Put into perspective...life isn't a reality SHOW...it is reality.

Gloria was right to be quiet and hopefully dumped Uchitel.
and, you know what quit with the cries of "privacy"...if you don't want people to talk about you, then don't do anything but good and decent things you can be dignified about.

The National Enquirer caught Tiger Woods in a steamy extramarital affair two years ago, but killed the story in exchange for the golfer doing a rare cover-shoot for its sister mag -- despite Tiger's exclusive deal with a rival publication, a former editor told The NY Post.

Woods' camp, fearful of a potential public-relations nightmare in spring 2007, allegedly agreed to do a cover for Men's Fitness -- a magazine owned by the Enquirer's parent company, American Media, former Men's Fitness editor-in-chief Neal Boulton said yesterday.

American Media and The Enquirer first learned of Woods' alleged off-the-course action, after receiving a tip from the mother of Woods' alleged paramour, according to Boulton. Enquirer photographers snapped grainy photos of Woods and his alleged gal pal getting busy in an SUV, Boulton said.

She canceled her press conference when she realized there is nothing of monetary value to be gained.

Whoo hoo! About time someone shut down Gloria. I am so sick of her constant need to find tabloid fame. She is an embarrassment to women attorney's. I could care less about celebrity tabloid nonsense, but I am delighted to know that someone can shut up Gloria. Now, if someone could just shut up Rush and the Gosselins.

Improbable? Either use the right phrase, impossible, or write another headline. Don't puss out and write that. I think "unprecedented" or "a first" would have been plenty, and you wouldn't have had to worry about her suing you.

So quick get some concrete and pour it in her mouth! That should keep her quiet for a few days any way!!!!!!

Gloria Allred gives all humans a bad name!

Money talks, dunnit Gloria? Looks like there's more slime oozing from this whole affair than a bilge pump.

You mean of course "silenced"? Come on America you're ruining a very beautiful language.

God bless Tiger Woods. He's managed to do something that a lot of people have wanted to do for a long time...gag Gloria Allred. Smartest thing he has done in the past couple of weeks.

Gloria Allred is a publicity seeking leech that latches onto clients as soon as there is going to be tv coverage and press conferences.

It must be tying her in knots that she can't comment about Tiger. Maybe if she gets upset enough her head will burst and we'll never have to see her face on tv again.

Wouldn't that be sweet?

AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE BEING TAKEN FOR A NICE RIDE BY THE WASHINGTON POWER MONGERS.FIRST IT WAS THE BALOON BOY HOAX,THEN IT WAS THE WHITE-HOUSE PARTY CRASHERS AND THE NEXT IN LINE IS TIGER WOODS PICCADILOS.WHILE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE BEING KEPT BUSY BY SUCH GARBAGE THE POWER BROKERS,THE KING MAKERS,THEIR PUPPETS AND PUPPETIERS ARE SLOWLY INSERTING THEIR OMINOUS INTENTIONS WHILE IRREVOCABLY TRANSFORMING THE POLITICAL INERTIA.HOW ELSE COULD THE GOVERNMENT SELL ITS DIABOLIC AFGHAN TROUP BUILD-UP,THE HEALTH-CARE ( FIASCO) AND OTHER SORDID SCHEMES WHICH ARE IN THE PIPELINE AND MUST BE SOLD TO THE PUBLIC ONE BY ONE.WHAT'S THE NEXT EPISODE????,WE MUST WAIT AND SEE!!!

The economy is bad and Gloria is dealing with Tiger Woods , she might be waiting for a settlement to shut her up.

Ms. Allred is another innocent victim in this case. Too many of us had blind hope that Mr. Woods was truly admirable, 24 caret to the core of his soul. And now, the fact that remains is that you can't seperate what you like from what you dislike in a celebrity sports star. They're role models whether you like it or not. The package is a whole, and any part that is foul ends up spoiling the entirety. There have been sports heroes in the past that inspired a nation. They weren't just pieces of talented meat that were known for their mechanically perfect athletic abilities. They were flesh and blood humans, admirable in every way. Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Or how about you, Jimmy Braddock? Don't we have ANY modern day equivalents of those people, who could inspire us not only as athletes, but as human beings?

i'd keep my mouth shut for 1 million

There was domestic violence and Gloria Allred remains silent. Hmmm, I wonder why? Violence is NEVER an option. Oh that's right, the man deserved it. Pay attention you women out there who cheat. Your fair game.

did this attorney just blackmail tiger ? is that legal?

You know what the mob does in cases like this!!!!!!!!! They do it all the time in this state. Pa. Check it out then print it like you do everything else if you have the intestinal fortituded to do so.. Thanks, GW

Miss Allred is aiding and abetting in a very blatant extortion attempt of Tiger Woods. The demand is very simple on the part of Rachel Uchitel. An adult with whom Woods had consensual sex. "Either pay me millions or I will tell and show all to embarrass you and destroy your life".. What is the difference between this situation and the David Letterman extortion attempt? NOTHING. And slimy media whore Gloria Allred is aiding and abetting in this illegal act of extortion to enrich herself. What Woods did is between him and his wife. The rest of us have nothing to do with it. Why isn't the DA investigating Allred and her pathetic client Uchitel for extortion?

Another vulture preying on people's problems.

Gloria Allred is disgusting.

 
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