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Tiger Woods saga does the improbable: silence Gloria Allred


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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Comments () | Archives (34)

The way people are being paid off says to me that whatever Tiger is hiding is beyond what is being said in the media. New theory: Steroids. Whatever it is it must be big.

Well Iguess we all know now that Tiger
Woods is a real black man.We can now call him T.W.

I'm sure she's crying all the way to the bank.

These disgraceful women who are obviously looking for money and fame should get a real life: and, Tiger Woods needs to reevaluate his own stupidity. You need to keep it in your sneaker Tiger?!?

One good skankopotamus deserves another. Congratulations to the Times for feeding the video vampires.

My 86 yr old mother (who was a golfer) and I have watched Tiger play for many years, and admired him so much. He was such a role model in so many ways for so many people, but now we are ashamed of him. Why did he get married if he was not able to give it the same commitment that he's given to his golf?. Cheating is the worst thing a man can do to a woman, and the message he has sent by doing it has hurt ALL women, and instructed young men that it's ok. Now I know why Phil M. can't stand him--he is a total sleaze! His ego and arrogance has shamed us all....

Allred is simply doing well exactly what she is paid and expected to do. the disgusting one here is tiger woods, who doesn't have the courage to own up to the lifestyle he'd apparently prefer. He seeks shelter in the pretense of an upper-crust, squeaky-clean nuclear family, but cannot hold up his end of the bargain he made with the naive Elin. If he wants to be a party boy and sleep around, fine: just don't do it at the expense of someone else.

If only the silence was permanent.

When my business partner and I received an email from Gloria this past Friday stating that she was suddenly free for our video interview, we were shocked and thrilled. We knew she was in the midst of the Tiger Woods case and as such, we were originally set to visit her Malibu home on Saturday. We later learned that she cancelled her press conference that, according to her daughter Lisa, was most likely due to a settlement from the parties at hand. Gloria invited us to her LA office for a 30 minute interview that I wished lasted all-day. She put her trial aside to talk about all things motherhood and empowerment. Gloria's interview will be loaded to our site, MyWorkButterfly.com, to inspire our online community of return to work and working moms. Gloria Allred is a woman who should be in the forefront of the news, not Tiger Woods (a man who can't keep his club in his pants!).


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