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10 Million Reasons

Tiger Was Afraid of Rachel

4/1/2010 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Rachel Uchitel -- the pilgrim of alleged mistresses -- settled up with Tiger Woods for waaaaaaay more than you think ... as in $10 MILLION!!

10 Million
There were numerous reports Rachel settled on the brink of holding a Gloria Allred-style news conference for anywhere between $2 - 5 million.

But our sources -- and they are good -- tell TMZ Tiger was so concerned with the depth and detail of information from Alleged Mistress #1 that they folded like a cheap suit, and offered the huge $10 million sum in return for an ironclad confidentiality agreement.

TMZ has learned the actual settlement could fluctuate $1 million either way, depending on future circumstances. But the baseline is $10 mil.

Compare Rachel's settlement with what other A.M's received, if they got anything at all. We're told several mistresses got several hundred thousand dollars, and others got nothing. That speaks volumes about how much Rachel knows.

Insiders are saying Rachel's settlement could be a precursor to what Elin Nordegren could get if she pulls the plug on her marriage to Tiger. Reports that Elin could get $300 million under the prenup are absurd. It's more likely the prenup is in the $5 - 10 million range, with provisions for support. But insiders tell us -- with the backdrop of Rachel's settlement -- there's no way Tiger would get off cheaper than $20 mil.


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don't you people get it? she probably knows things about other golfers as well since she probably sets them all up with women. the payoff was made because other golfers instructed him to shut her up.

1665 days ago

All your base are belong to us    

Anyone know the latest woman count for Jesse James?

The latest is a tattoo parlor girl who was in a foursome with him in June 2009. Her name: Skittles Valentine.

That name is rich!

1665 days ago


Isn't this unjust exaction- it shows how few moral fibers the attorney and client have? Just enough hootspa to steal money and smooth someones face on the concrete

1665 days ago

Erick Rayo    

Il bang tiger woods wife straight out il giv it to her.

1665 days ago

Erick Rayo    

Show my comment on tv harvey, do me this 1 favor i dont ask u for much i dont even ask you what you drink in the damn cup every episode i bet its hydroxycut though.

1665 days ago


Sorry TMZ I think once again you got some bad info, makes no sense to pay her off for what? The information was out in the public. And if by chance you are right and he did pay her off I hope Elin sues her for every penny.

1665 days ago


It's obvious with all the payoffs Tiger has made that what we have seen of his transgressions is just the tip of the iceberg! However, I suspect that these payoffs are NOT legally binding and were not done with legal contracts - so - as time goes on, the women (and men) who were paid off will slowly reveal their secrets. Tiger has a lot of skeletons in a lot of closets. Those skeletons will be popping up like the climactic scene in the movie "Poltergeist" in which a house built on top of a grave yard is suddenly consumed with old caskets erupting from the ground after a severe flood.
I expect that Tiger will do quite well at the Masters, but not win because his game isn't what it used to be. He will do well because he has no morals, no conscience, no guilt, and no remorse. The only thing Tiger regrets is getting CAUGHT. The gig is up Tiger! You can no longer sell your image as being Mr. Perfect and Mr. Squeaky Clean. Tiger is a world class liar, scoundrel, cheat, and mentally ill adulterous pervert. Other than that, he's a great guy.

1665 days ago


If it was suppose to be confidential, how does TMZ know it was $ do not know a thing so drop it....yes she was paid something, but you really have no idea...

1665 days ago

doc murry    

Will she have to pay taxes on this?
How do you claim pay-off money on your taxes,and will the slimeball Tiger be able to take a tax deduction on this?

1665 days ago

Stupididy at its best    

No way she received this amount of money !!!
It is reported that Elin is four month pregnant ??? Maybe that's whay she's still with the jerk. I would love to see the face of Rachel Uglytell when she hears that. Oh Rachel puta you were on line to get Tiger . Guess what it won't happen . Still there must be other famous stupid married guys who would love to have sex with you. But I bet you they are not worth 1 Billion $.

1665 days ago


I was under the impression when someone wants money to keep their mouth shut, it's called bribery. Something that is illegal.

1665 days ago


So that's the going rate for being a nasty homewrecking skank these days. Hope Elin leaves him and takes him for ten times that.

1665 days ago

Dix Handley    

What I hate about Tiger most isn't that he cheated it's this Rachel B**** & the other tribe member, Gloria Allred walking away with money they didn't do anything to earn. Who cares if Tiger cheated, that's between he and his wife. But for 2 members of the tribe to enrich themselves off of his labors is sickening. They can smell money a hundred miles away.

1665 days ago

Low Down In Windermere    

• Regions Bank filed two lawsuits on 12/23/2008 naming Menaker Investments I as the defendant.
** 2008-CA-0033992-O for default of $3,880,000.00
** 2008-CA-0033999-O for default of $2,510,000.00

• Regions Bank filed the lawsuit on 1/27/2009 naming Giles-Menaker as the defendant.
**2009-CA-002547-O for default of $1,700,000.00

• Mitch Menaker files for Bankruptcy on 7/29/2009

• Mitch Menaker forms MMDL LLC with Donald Lake (former Vice President of Private Banking at Regions Bank) on 6/8/2009

• Donald Lake leaves his position with Regions Bank after 6 ½ years to go into business with Mitch Menaker.

• Mitch Menaker is granted bankruptcy 11/5/2009

• Mitch Menaker and Donald Lake start I Scream Humour Enterprises
** Donald Lake is CFO

Here is what I am finding hard to accept:
• How does a man default on over $8,000,000 in construction loans from Regions Bank, File for and get approved for bankruptcy, and in the meantime form and develop a new business with the man who was the main contact with Regions Bank for both companies?

• How does Regions Bank allow for the overdraft of a "purchase card" to reach over $140,000 before turning it off (as laid out in lawsuit)?

1665 days ago

doc murry    

How could she be 4 months pregnant???that would put it after their blowup in november....Obviously she was already suspecting in middle of november so thats not possible for her to be 4 months pregnant and she would be showing too..

1665 days ago
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