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'Overwhelmed' Rachel Uchitel hires celebrity attorney Gloria Allred

November 30, 2009 | 12:03 pm

Rachel Uchitel
, the recently famous nightclub manager, has hired Gloria Allred, the "most famous woman attorney practicing law in the nation today" because, Uchitel tells E! News, she's "overwhelmed" by all the scrutiny surrounding allegations of an affair with Tiger Woods, which she and the golfer both categorically deny.

"I'm not OK! This is awful," Rachel told Hollywood Life.

Reminds the Ministry a little of the Josh Duhamel-Fergie-stripper fiasco. Except in that case, the third party was saying something more along the lines of, "Heck yeah it happened, just don't tell my kids."

And Josh doesn't quite have Tiger's swing.

Regarding Uchitel, Allred told the Associated Press, "We plan to meet and then we'll decide on the next step, which we do not plan to announce to the press."

This isn't the first high-profile lawyer on the scene.

Tiger's attorney, Mark NeJame, previously represented the grandparents of slain toddler Caylee Anthony and is known for a smackdown with CNN's Nancy Grace related to that case.

There's video below, if you want to see his style. Or to hear Nancy Grace howl "Miss-turr Neee-jayyym!"

Warning: It'll stick with ya.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Met by Gloria Allred and a swarm of paparazzi and reporters, Rachel Uchitel arrives Sunday at LAX from New York. Credit: David Zentz / Associated Press.

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