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Rachel Returns Hush Money

Threatens Gloria Allred

7/18/2011 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Rachel Uchitel has given Tiger Woods back most of the settlement money he paid her ... and now Rachel is preparing to sue Gloria Allred, the lawyer who struck the deal, allegedly because Gloria sold her out for money.

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As TMZ reported, Gloria negotiated a $10 million settlement for Rachel ... just hours before Rachel was going to hold a tell-all news conference about Tiger Woods.  The settlement included a confidentiality agreement, which prohibited Rachel from talking about Tiger.

We've learned the agreement stated ... if Rachel violated the confidentiality clause ... she would not only have to return the money she received but Tiger could sue her for damages as well.

Sources tell TMZ ... several months ago Tiger's lawyer, Jay Lavely, contacted Gloria and said they were going after Rachel because they believed she violated the confidentiality agreement by allegedly speaking with TMZ and going on "Celebrity Rehab" to treat her "addiction to love" -- though she never talked specifically about Tiger on the show.

We're told Rachel felt strongly she had not violated the agreement, but Gloria allegedly convinced her she would lose if push came to shove, so Gloria struck a deal with Lavely -- that Rachel would return the lion's share of the settlement money.

But our sources say ... what has Rachel fuming is that Gloria allegedly made a deal with Jay Lavely -- that Gloria would still get all of her attorney's fees. Rachel believes Gloria sold her out ... allegedly making a deal with Tiger's lawyer to strong-arm Rachel into giving the money back and in return Gloria would get her fee -- a fee Gloria would not have received if Rachel went to arbitration and lost.

We're told Rachel went along with the deal, but as time went on she felt she had gotten screwed, and then hired a malpractice lawyer who has made a demand on Gloria to either pay Rachel what she gave back or get sued.

Sources tell TMZ ... Rachel's lawyer has given Gloria a deadline, and if Gloria doesn't ante up ... a legal malpractice lawsuit will be filed.

We contacted Gloria, who said, "No comment." Ditto Rachel, who was also mum.

UPDATE: TMZ asked Gloria if her law partner, Nate Goldberg, was the lawyer who negotiated Rachel's big give-back to Tiger. This time she said she couldn't answer because of "attorney-client privilege."

UPDATE:  Gloria just 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."

UPDATE:  Gloria just gave TMZ another statement:  "I was not involved in any way in the allegations set forth in the TMZ story which appears today and which references me.  I have not had a conversation with or communicated with Jay Lavely about any client in more than a year.  I am reserving all of my legal rights and remedies against anyone who defames me."


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121.

tcidda    

ain't this something?one slut threatning another one

1010 days ago
122.

John    

Karma.

Let's hope Whoria Alred gets hers. It's about time someone rammed this PoS into the ground.

1010 days ago
123.

Sonja    

@ Tess ... what the hell are you talking about?? ... SHE doesn't talk about Tiger AT ALL in that article.. the person writing the article mentions him.. the PERSON WRITING the article says "it was while Rachel worked as a night club hostess that she met Tiger" .. you of course leave out the one part of the article that actually proves she did not talk about Tiger .. you know this line from the author "Rachel refuses point blank to discuss her affair with Tiger. It is widely rumored that a £6 million commercial settlement was reached a year ago. When I ask Rachel directly about the pay-off, she smiles sweetly and says: ‘Naughty you. You know I can’t say anything."


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1010 days ago
124.

Anonymous527496    

It's called Karma Rachel..you screw someone, you get screwed back bi t ch

1010 days ago
125.

scarlett    

The only person I have sympathy for is Elin because she is dating that guy whore that was with Rachel. Dump him, Elin!
My my. What a tangled mess when we screw married men and then go to sheister lawyers to blackmail him.

1010 days ago
126.

Puckett    

Easy choices here! I don't care what a tramp Rach is. I hope she extorts some serious moolah out of that backstabbing extortionist and so-called civil rights leader.

Gotta love this story.

1) Tiger's lawyer muscled a good deal of money back out of that whore Ucitel for breach of contract. FVCK YEAH!

2) During negotiations that whore Gloria Allred backstabbed her client for her own financial gain.

3) Now tiger's whore is suing that bitch for malpractice! SWEEET!
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Bout time Gloria Allred got pursued for malpractice! Give that bitch her money back, you bitch! lol

The only one winning her is TIGER! But he's getting a good laugh out of this.

1010 days ago
127.

Puckett    

"UPDATE: Gloria just 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."

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Sounds like pure BS spin for the media and she will settle, the case will go away, and we will never know what happened. But i would LOVE to see Gloria stand her ground and get sued in open court for malpractice. Such a case would open the inner workings of Gloria's extortion racket for all to see and she would be the worse off for it.

PLEASE don't reach a confidential settlement Gloria. ;-)

1010 days ago
128.

Kaveman    

I hope Gloria gets royally burned. I can't stand that greedy bitch.

1010 days ago
129.

Warren    

Gloria just told TMZ, "Our law firm no longer represents Ms. Uchitel and we have no comment on this story at this time."

Or course Gloria doesn't represent Rachel. Rachel hired a new attorney to sue Gloria. Gee.....

1010 days ago
130.

No comment    

This story doesn't make sense. Why would Tiger's attorney's want her to give back the money, and KNOW she will be free to talk about their relationship? I am no Rachel fan, but she will repeat every conversation and text message sent the night of Elin's attack with a 9 iron which caused Tiger to crash. Tiger's image has taken a beating and why would his attorneys want her on every gossip site, magazine, and a book deal to further sour his image. I don't believe this...

1010 days ago
131.

Jeff Becker    

Rachel is a pig whore and Gloria is a pig lawyer. I hope they spend all their ill gotten gains fighting each other.

1010 days ago
132.

Joao    

Your bad, TMZ, spreading lies. Finally it has caught up with you.

1010 days ago
133.

jb    

What kind of commission does Harvey get from Tiger, for helping Screw Rachel to get the 10mm back,that she Extorted from Tiger in the first place.

1010 days ago
134.

LadyMadonna1201    

SKANK...and I don't just mean Rachel Uchitel. Why is that "attorney" ALWAYS lurking around people that are on the D- list? Why do these Would be Celebrities who used poor judgement as human beings think they should get a pay day? Maybe because this "attorney" has no Relevant job, other than finding the Dregs of the earth to "represent"; so that person can get a big pay day too?! All involved should be ashamed.

1010 days ago
135.

MamaV    

I think Gloria is an abomination to all women. I hope she gets even a pinch of what she deserves!

1010 days ago
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