A Manhattan club hostess is denying tabloid reports claiming she has been secretly having an affair with married golf star Tiger Woods.
“I did not have any involvement with him [Woods],” Rachel Uchitel, 32, told E! News on Sunday. “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.”
Tiger wed wife Elin in Barbados in 2004. The pair have two children: daughter Sam Alexis, 2, and Charlie, 9 months. On Wednesday, NYC socialite Ashley Samson — who claims to be friends with Uchitel– told The National Enquirer that Rachel is romantically involved with Woods. If true, it wouldn’t be the first time the party girl has opened her heart — and her bed — to another woman’s husband; just last month, Uchitel was exposed as The Other Woman in an affair with Bones actor David Boreanaz
“Rachel told me, ‘I’m having an affair with Tiger Woods. We’re in love!’ She even read me text messages Tiger sent her that said ‘I love you, babe. It’s always going to be just you and me. They were constantly sexting,” Sampson spilled on the pages of the Dec. 7 issue of The Enquirer.
Uchitel has retained the services of celebrity attorney Gloria Allred as she faces the fallout over the report.
“I am overwhelmed, so I hired Gloria Allred to handle the situation,” she said. “I don’t want to get this much attention, and I wish everybody would leave me alone.”