There was much talk about the single-car accident that Tiger Woods was in but there had been up to that point, very little talk from Tiger regarding the alleged affair between Tiger and Rachel Uchitel, a woman that is not his wife, Elin. Tiger has now given a statement regarding the car crash and he seems to be apologizing for any ill-doing in his marriage, while actually apologizing and taking responsibility for the accident. It’s a clever way to do it because he says what he wants to say but doesn’t actually broach the subject of the affair. He also tries to make Elin come off sounding really good, which was unnecessary in my opinion, but still nice. There’s much talk on Tiger’s part about how she was brave to come to his rescue and how she was to blame for none of it. From US,
“After canceling again on a meeting with Florida Highway Patrol troopers Sunday, Tiger Woods has released a statement on his website about Friday’s car accident and the injuries he sustained. Woods, 33, says, “the only person responsible for this accident is me. My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.”
The golfer remains vague about certain details about the night, and about ongoing allegations of his affair with Rachel Uchitel. The full statement is below:
“As you all know, I had a single-car accident earlier this week, and sustained some injuries. I have some cuts, bruising and right now I’m pretty sore.
This situation is my fault, and it’s obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I’m human and I’m not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn’t happen again.
This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way. Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible.
The only person responsible for the accident is me. My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.
This incident has been stressful and very difficult for Elin, our family and me. I appreciate all the concern and well wishes that we have received. But, I would also ask for some understanding that my family and I deserve some privacy no matter how intrusive some people can be.”
So it seems that Tiger really is the great guy that we thought he was and that he made a big mistake. A big one. Even if it was only one night, it was a big mistake. And I’m starting to think more and more that there is something to those rumors especially seeing as how Tiger and his wife are having out-of-control, golf club-swinging fights, public fights.
But Rachel Uchitel is claiming differently. And her friends are claimingdifferently even than that. Rachel is saying that there was never anything going on between her and Tiger. Meanwhile, her ‘friends’ are saying that that’s not true. And that in fact, Rachel is often attaching herself to big celebrity names. People is reporting on how Rachel has hired herself a celebrity lawyer (no doubt) and that she doesn’t want the attention that this affair, which never even happened, has caused. From People,
“The so-called “other woman” who supposedly sparked Tiger Woods’s accident has hired a high-profile celebrity lawyer and issued an adamant denial about any relationship with the golfing champ.
“I did not have any involvement with him [Woods],” Rachel Uchitel told E! News. “Whatever was written in the Enquirer was not said by me, it was said by two people that claimed they were friends of mine, but they’re not.”
She added: “I am overwhelmed, so I hired Gloria Allred to handle the situation. I don’t want to get this much attention, and I wish everybody would leave me alone.”
Sources contradict Uchitel’s account, however, saying she’s claimed flings not only with Woods but with actor David Boreanaz, and that her mother has told friends her daughter has dated New York Yankee players Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.
“She is a fun party girl; she was definitely into celebrities,” a source tells PEOPLE. “She’s into being around famous people. Her job was to rack up VIP clientele. She is a flirtatious girl.”
I pretty much take Rachel’s word for nothing because it’s a simple case of she-said, she-said nonsense. But I do put quite a bit of stock in Tiger and Elin’s relationship. Yes, I understand that all married couples fight and they just happen to be under a microscope, particularly right now. But, they had an argument that was big enough to make Tiger drive himself into a tree. That’s over something pretty big. Big like, affair big.
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