Bauer GriffinRachel Uchitel
was the first woman to be named in the Tiger Woods
affair scandal when it broke in late November 2009. Almost 3 months later, Tiger finally made his first public appearance, and admitted that he cheated and said he was sorry. A lot. He gave a 14-minute speech in Florida and admitted to the affairs, without naming Rachel Uchitel
or any of the other woman, however. Rachel Uchitel (Bauer Griffin)
Rachel was no stranger to the spotlight when the scandal broke. She gained some notoriety after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. Rachel's picture was published on the front page of the New York Post
a few days after the attack as she wept while holding up a poster bearing the picture of her missing fiance, investment banker James O'Grady. O'Grady was killed in the attack.
Rachel became known in New York and Las Vegas for managing the VIP sections in some of the most successful night clubs, giving her access to the rich and powerful as they partied with friends. After the scandal broke, Rachel immediately retained well-known attorney Gloria Allred
and scheduled a press conference where she was expected to discuss her connection to Tiger. It was canceled right before it happened. Hm.
See pictures of Tiger Woods here (click any picture):Also on Zimbio: Check out a gallery of all the women linked to Tiger Woods during his affair scandal.