With so much hush money being spread around, it is easy to see why Tiger Woods is running low on cash these days.
It appears Tiger will soon be getting some of that money back, but not without the issue of his infidelity returning to the forefront.
Rachel Uchitel, one of Woods' mistresses, had received $10 million in hush money from the golfer in order to prevent her from holding a news conference describing the pair's steamy relationship. TMZ is reporting that Uchitel will now return most of the hush money back to Woods and that she will sue her lawyer, Gloria Allred, for allegedly selling her out for money.
According to TMZ, Woods' lawyer, Jay Lavely, contacted Allred – who had negotiated the hush deal for Uchitel – and told her that the 36-year-old nightclub manager violated the terms of the agreement during her appearance on Celebrity Rehab in which she sought help for her "addiction to love."
Though Uchitel never mentioned Woods' name on the show, TMZ reports Allred informed her she would lose a court case against Woods and advised her to pay back the majority of the money, which she has agreed to do.
Uchitel now has turned the tables on Allred. According to TMZ, the University of New Hampshire grad is planning to sue Allred, allegedly because the lawyer negotiated a deal with Lavely to return Woods' money so that Allred could collect her attorney fees. The report says an ultimatum has been issued to Allred by Uchitel's new lawyer that if Allred does not re-return her money, Uchitel will proceed with a malpractice lawsuit.
Uchitel refused to comment on the matter, but Allred released a statement saying, "Our law firm no longer represents Ms.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."
Woods has not completed a tournament since the Masters in April and remains out of competition with injuries to his left anterior cruciate ligament and left Achilles tendon. The 35-year-old is currently 20th in the world golf rankings.
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