In a revealing new interview, Rachel Uchitel, the New York club manager accused of having a fling with Tiger Woods, goes off on the affair allegations, insisting that two drug abusing "hookers" made up the story and sold it to the tabloids.
"This is ridiculous. Not a word of it is true," she tells the New York Post. "I told the [National] Enquirer and Star that it wasn't true. I told them not only did I have information to disprove the story, but I offered to take a lie-detector test."
Uchitel — who is reported to have bragged to pals about her fling with Woods, 33 — says an unidentified acquaintance who's spreading the rumors was allegedly paid $25,000 for her story and is also out for revenge.
In an interview with Usmagazine.com, Uchitel also says "the things that were said from the source in the Enquirer are, in fact, not true. The fact that [the source] took the polygraph is a lie in and of itself. The girl's lying."
"She had a personal reason to make this up," Uchitel also tells the Post. "She got herself invited on a trip that I went on [to Europe]. She conducted herself in a manner that was so embarrassing that the trip ended after a day. It was a total nightmare. I saw her again last week in Vegas. I was embarrassed by her behavior. She fell down the stairs at the restaurant because she was so wasted. She's a train wreck."
When asked about what her connection with one of the sources is and what happened on the vacation, Uchitel tells the Post: "She was just a roommate of a friend who got invited at the last minute. This guy at the hotel gave her 3,000 euros to go upstairs with him, and then basically got the money back because two minutes into whatever they were doing, she passed out from too many Quaaludes.
"The guy came downstairs and was like, 'Rachel I don't know you, but you brought hookers here, and they are not even like hookers? This girl passed out on my bed, it was like gross. Like, who are these people?'
"And I was like, 'Oh, my God, I am so embarrassed, I am so sorry.' The whole thing got really weird. "She's just a total train wreck, this girl…."
Uchitel says the other person involved in spreading the rumors is the unidentified acquaintance's "wicked little friend," whom Uchitel claims also "got $25,000" for the story. The other woman involved "is just looking for a payday because she is a f- – -ing hooker and wants money," Uchitel says. "She just got a little smart for once and put some things together she could use for a story."
Uchitel says that because she handles VIP clients at a New York nightclub, the two women "heard me say Tiger's name a bunch" and "probably misinterpreted" what they heard "because they are on so many drugs and just stupid."
Says Uchitel, "The whole thing's a lie. Tiger never told me he loved me. They said they overheard him saying he loved me. It's just stupid. I've never texted or talked to him on the phone…."
Talk of the alleged affair reportedly led to Woods' one-car accident near his home in Florida early Friday morning. Some reports claim that Woods and wife Elin Nordegren were arguing about the alleged fling just before the crash.
"It's horrible to Tiger's family. His wife must feel horrible," Uchitel says. "The worst part of it, it's not true."
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