At last, the end may be in sight for the Tiger Woods Cheating Scandal because Rachel Uchitel (Mistress #1) has decided to stay quiet about her relationship with Woods and plans to “disappear for a while” in order to keep her silence … and according to TMZ, she is zipping her lips for free! Uchitel‘s attorney Gloria Allred was scheduled to give a press conference on her behalf yesterday morning here in SoCal to discuss matters surrounding the scandal. Abruptly and without explanation, the press conference was called off and it was assumed that it was canceled due to a settlement (perhaps monetarily) agreement between Uchitel and Woods. TMZ is reporting today that NO MONEY deal was worked out between Uchitel and Woods and that she decided not to say anything due to “fear and secrets”:
Sources tell TMZ Rachel Uchitel did not make any financial deal with Tiger Woods — and there are two reasons she torpedoed her scheduled news conference yesterday — fear and secrets. Sources say in the wee hours of the morning yesterday, after many phone calls back and forth between Rachel, Tiger and their reps, Rachel decided not to come out fighting at a news conference. She walked away without taking a cent from Tiger Woods. One very connected source said, “This was absolutely not about money.” Sources say Rachel became “scared for her safety” because she knows so much about Tiger, his alleged affairs and a variety of other Woods matters. We’re told Tiger confided in Rachel … she knows specifics about “other women,” as well as information about Tiger’s marriage. The sources were quick to point out, Rachel does not fear Tiger, as much as she fears all the other people caught in what is becoming a very large net. Rachel, we’re told, just wants to disappear for a while.
HMMM … no matter what she’s afraid of, fear is fear and I can’t say that I really blame her for keeping quiet, that is, if this report is to be believed. TMZ also sniffed out the circumstances surrounding Tiger Woods‘s most recent rendezvous with Rachel Uchitel in Australia last month. According to TMZ, Woods‘s friend and employee Bryon Bell purchased a plane ticket for Uchitel to travel clandestinely to Oz so that she could be with Woods during the Australian Masters tournament mid-November (Bell even flew with her and booked her hotel accommodations on his own credit card) … TMZ even has the emails to prove their claim. BUT, it really sounds like Uchitel is going to keep quiet about all this drama … at least for now. No word on whether or not she will keep Gloria Allred as her legal representation but I’m guessing that if Uchitel is planning to disappear (ie. stay out of the media spotlight) then Allred will lose interest and cut her lose. As it stands now, with everyone involved keepin’ quiet, this Cheating Scandal might die down a bit and may go away altogether (much to Tiger Woods‘s satisfaction, I’m sure). We shall see.