Rachel Uchitel says Tiger Woods’ lawyers are after her

Tiger Woods’ former mistress Rachel Uchitel claims that the golf star’s lawyers need to go after her for violating an $8 million non-disclosure settlement by talking out about their affair.

The former nightclub hostess, 46, revealed that she had signed the greater than 30-page NDA in 2009 shortly after she was outed for having an affair with the then-married athlete, the New York Times reported.

“His lawyers are saying, ‘We want all your text messages and here’s the price, and you’re like ‘Screw you’ and you move into deal-maker mode and all of a sudden, it’s the rest of your life,” Uchitel advised the newspaper.

The settlement forbade her from “directly or indirectly, verbally or otherwise” the golfer’s “lifestyle, proclivities, customs, private conduct, fitness, habits, sexual matters, familial matters,” amongst different subjects, with anybody, “including but not limited to, family members, relatives, acquaintances, friends, associates, co-workers, journalists,” the outlet reported.

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Tiger Woods’ lawyers are concentrating on Rachel Uchitel for breaking an NDA that she signed about their affair, in keeping with her claims.
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The association additionally prevented her from telling anybody that she signed an NDA.

In return for her silence, she was given $5 million and a promise of a further $3 million over the subsequent three years, Uchitel stated.

But ultimately, Uchitel claimed that she solely pocketed $2 million of the unique $5 million following taxes and lawyer charges.

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Rachel Uchitel says that phrases of the NDA with Tiger Woods’ crew additionally prevented her from telling anybody that she signed the non-disclosure settlement.
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When it got here time for the extra payouts, Uchitel stated Woods’ crew by no means adopted by means of.

The purpose she believes for the nonpayments was that she appeared on “Celebrity Rehab” to handle her supposed points with male consideration, the newspaper reported.

She claimed that she was referred to as into arbitration by Woods’ authorized crew, who allegedly demanded their $5 million settlement again from her.

More than a decade after the affair, Uchitel says her relationship with Woods continues to be impacting her finances, profession, psychological well being and love life.

She determined to talk out after producers approached her to look in HBO’s documentary, “Tiger,” in 2019.

“I’ve had it with N.D.A.s,” Uchitel stated.

“Ten years later, people were still talking about me as a player in a story I had never talked about. I felt like it was time to take the reins,” she added.

She filed quickly after for Chapter 7 chapter and was granted safety from collectors early this 12 months, the newspaper reported.

But after the documentary was launched, she was contacted by one among Woods’ lawyers, Michael Holtz.

“If you get a job, I’ll come after your wages. If you get married, I’ll go after your joint bank account. I will come after you for the rest of your life,” she stated he advised her.

Holtz, who argued that he wasn’t correctly notified about her chapter circumstances, is now difficult her safety from collectors — a transfer that Uchitel claims is in order that he can convey a declare towards her on his shopper’s behalf for violating the DNA, the newspaper reported.

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Rachel Uchitel claims that Tiger Woods’ lawyer contacted her, saying he would “come after” her financially, following her participation in HBO’s documentary, “Tiger.”
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She requested prison lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman, who has represented purchasers similar to El Chapo, for assist earlier this 12 months and he agreed to contact Holtz on her behalf, the outlet reported.

“I felt badly for her,” Lichtman advised the newspaper. “She had a consensual relationship with Woods, no more her fault than his, but after it was over he was able to move on with his golf career, while she was stuck with the stigma of being the other woman.” 

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