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Tiger Woods saga does the improbable: silence Gloria Allred

December 4, 2009 | 11:14 am


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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