Woods paid Uchitel a settlement --
reportedly between $8 million and $10 million -- with a confidentiality
agreement in December 2009 to prevent her from speaking to the media
about their affair. The settlement was arranged with the help of
celebrity power-attorney Gloria Allred.
According to the terms of the settlement, a
violation of the confidentiality agreement would mean that Uchitel would
have to return the money and could be sued by Woods for damages.
Woods' attorney Jay Lavely contacted Allred
several months ago to say Woods would sue Uchitel for violating the
agreement by going on the VH1 reality series "Celebrity Rehab" to treat
an "addiction to love." She did not mention Woods by name on the show.
Uchitel reportedly believed she had not
violated the agreement, but Allred convinced her she would lose if Woods
did sue and struck a deal with Lavely to return most of the settlement
Sources told TMZ that Allred's deal with
Lavely allows her to keep the attorney's fees she received for brokering
The sources said Uchitel believes she got ripped off in Allred's deal with Lavely and has hired a legal malpractice lawyer.
The malpractice lawyer has reportedly
demanded that Allred pay Uchitel the settlement money she returned or
Uchitel will sue her.
Allred told TMZ, "Our law firm no longer
represents Ms. Uchitel and we have no comment on this story at this
time. However, we are confident that we have always acted appropriately
and in her best interests."
Kloudy I know where you coming from...
I think many people on this website just want to see Tiger with someone new. (I know I do) However that is left up to Tiger.
I also believe that it would serve the ex's to be friends or at least like you said have respect for one another. This can be challenging, but doable. I am going to through something similar with my daughter's father. We do not have a relationship at all. (He has made no attempt to be a father) Nonetheless I do not talk ill about him to her. I want her to have her own thoughts without my input.
It has been very hard over the past 91/2 years. She ask me and I try to be neutral but time has done a lot for my pain too.
So as a mother you want your child to be happy.. that means sometimes tou have to make amends or try and move on...