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Why Rachel Uchitel Ran From Rehab -- Dad's Death

7/29/2010 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The issue that drove Rachel Uchitel to run away from rehab had nothing to do with Tiger Woods -- instead it was an intense talk about her father's death.

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Sources closely connected to the production of "Celebrity Rehab" tell TMZ that Rachel's breaking point came during a recent one-on-one therapy session where the main topic was her dad.

We're told Rachel's father died of a cocaine overdose in his 40s, and Rachel was 15 at the time.

Rachel split from Dr. Drew Pinsky's facility in Pasadena and stayed at a Beverly Hills hotel for one night -- and, according to our sources, she only came back the next day because her 'Rehab' castmates called and urged her to rejoin them.


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MikeD    

Regardless.. Start Status or not.. It'd be absolutely devastating to lose a close loved one due to any reason, perhaps much more to drugs, for which one is in rehab for. I can empathize with this person, or anyone who looses a family member when their a young age such as 15 as Rachel. However, it does all work out in the end, with a clear mind, and healthy body. LIFE is BEAUTIFUL so... Don't ruin it by doing something foolish.

1517 days ago
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SpawnOfAzazel    

She probably fled to some Beverly Hills hotel to put her stank on another married celebrity in order to extort him later.

1517 days ago
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Peter Sc    

It was odd that it was her who ended up at the so-called theraputic boarding school when it so clearly seemed to be her father who needed the rehab.

That's why people should start pentition for HR. 911 so there will federal oversight of youth rehabs. All too often the teenagers end up locked up in prison-like boarding school when it is the parents who needs to be treated.

There have been a lot of cases where sober kids have tried to make their own little intervention and then they are woken the next night by employees of a boarding school dragging them away to be "treated" so the parents can continue their addiction without annoying kids present.

It is a sick world but the senate can do something about it by passing the HR. 911.

1517 days ago
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who dat    

80% BS. The entire show is scripted. She left to generate publicity, she's an attn whor*. She went back because she's getting paid 500K.

1517 days ago
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HoserEh    

Who watches this garbage?

1516 days ago
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Superman    

BS! She doesn't like having to deal with a very, low self-esteem, especially someone calling her out about it on national TV. Hey, money doesn't give you self-worth...you're still dead inside with no morals!

1516 days ago
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BEE    

BOO F**KING HOO!!! I DON'T BELIEVE SHE IS A PILL POPPER & IS ONLY THERE FOR MORE PR!!! I DO HAVE A SMIDGE OF SYMPATHY ABOUT HER DAD, BUT HEY THE PRICE YOU MUST PAY FOR FAME!!! I LOVE THE CELEBRITY REHAB BIO ON THIS DOUSHE BAG PARTY PLANNER!!! HAHHHAHAHAAA THAT'S HER CLAIM TO FAME!!! OOOOOO BROTHER!!!! WHATS THE MATTER RACHEL CAN'T STAND THE HEAT!!!! SHE NEEDS A THERAPIST NOT A DRUG REHAB LIKE HER DAD NEEDED!!!

1516 days ago
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JS    

I'm so tired of the old "character leaves, character comes back" two-episode story arc in reality tv. It is not surprising; it is just boring.

1516 days ago
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electriczipper    

we should all pray for her

1516 days ago
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***    

Why?? Why is this person even on tv? She slept with various married men and now is rewarded for her services by extending her fifteen minutes? Gotta love the drama with the fake running away from rehab and the begs to return. Who writes this crap? Next off to "Jersey Shore' with hose equally untalented no ones. Talent is not necessary anymore.

1516 days ago
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Mikey    

She came back because $500,000 called.

1516 days ago
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Tricia    

I can't wait to see Tiger Hypocrite Woods going back to this whore. They sooooooooooooooooooooo deserve each other.
Two shameless ugly dirty nasty immoral repugnant selfish sleazy pigs.
What goes around comes around and Mr Woody will get a taste one day of how does it feel to be cheated on !!!

1516 days ago
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V    

I have two links for you.

The first is the best comprehensive BIO for the Uchitels I could FIND in one place.

The second is her dad's Obituary.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-01-18/rachel-uchitel-mob-princess/2/


http://www.adn.com/2009/12/01/1035922/bob-uchitel-dies-at-44-cocaine.html

1516 days ago
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Jean    

Yeah, right. That fat 'Celebrity Rehab' paycheck had absolutely nothing to do with it.

1516 days ago
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BEE    

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! GOOD THING SHE DIDN'T GO ON CELEBRITY APPRENTICE...SHE'D BE BOO HOO AS SOON AS THE DONALD TOLD HER YOUR FIRED!!!!!! I THINK SHE HAS DEEP ISSUE FROM LOSING HER BOYFRIEND IN THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ON 9/11 SHE NEEDS HELP!!! AFTER READING THIS YEAH SHE DOES!!!!

Ms. Uchitel received confirmation in early 2002 that her fiance had died. But she had gone though a delayed grieving process. "I was very strong after the night of 9/11," said Ms. Uchitel, who was then a television producer at Bloomberg, the business news company. But two years after the attacks, she experienced a "massive breakdown," she said. "I couldn't get through the day."

AND SHE WAS ALSO MARRIED IN 2004


Rachel Uchitel Steven Ehrenkranz Split After Four Months

Rachel Uchitel Steven Ehrenkranz Split After Four Months (news article)Rachel Uchitel, Steven Ehrenkranz Split After Four Months of Marriage.

SOOOO PEOPLE PRAY FOR HER!!!! HOPEFULLY SHE GETS THE HELP...A LOST SOLE AS I SEE IT!!!!

1516 days ago
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