Tiger Woods‘ shocking car crash has put the world’s spotlight on Rachel Uchitel — the New York City party girl who has been caught up in a cheating scandal with the multimillionaire golf superstar, in a story reported exclusively by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER in its new issue.
The ENQUIRER’s blockbuster cover story was verified with polygraphs, multiple sources and an on-the-record exclusive interview with one of Rachel’s friends.
And now The ENQUIRER has caught Rachel in a slew of contradictions during the past 24 hours as she’s been questioned by other media about her relationship with Tiger.
The ENQUIRER is reporting exclusively in its print edition that the 34-year-old brunette, who has a reputation for dating married celebrities, has been telling friends about a jet-set liaison with 33-year-old Tiger that began in June.
Multiple sources, who passed polygraph tests, say Rachel told them that she and Tiger also stay in touch during his frequent travels through phone calls and "sexting," sending each other racy text messages on their cell phones.
One close friend of Rachel’s — Ashley Samson — told The ENQUIRER: "Rachel told me, ‘I’m having an affair with Tiger Woods. We’re in love!’"
And while Rachel emphatically says she’s no home wrecker, she recently had a disastrous affair with David Boreanaz, the star of Bones. The affair even continued while his wife was pregnant and was reported exclusively by Star magazine.
So despite Rachel’s protestations, the ENQUIRER amassed plenty of evidence for its story and is now releasing part of it.
Rachel, an events planner and former director of VIP operations at the NYC nightclub Grffin, has attempted to distance herself from the growing scandal in several comments made to media in the last 24 hours, including to the Associated Press, New York Post and New York Daily News.
But The ENQUIRER can show how Rachel’s denials are full of contradictions!
Rachel, who denies an affair with Tiger, told one media outlet that she hardly knows Ashley, who is quoted on-the-record in our story. Rachel said she wasn’t even sure of the woman’s last name.
However, we can reveal that Rachel is such a close friend of Ashley’s that she recently invited Ashley to join her and some other pals on a trip to Spain.
AND in an ENQUIRER web exclusive, we’re publishing a photo showing Rachel partying with her friend Ashley on that recent trip to Spain. (SEE ABOVE: Ashley is the blonde, Rachel is the brunette)
Rachel, who confesses that she does know Tiger, also outrageously says she’s never even texted Tiger.
But Ashley told The ENQUIRER: "Rachel said she first met Tiger in May at a New York club where she was working, and gave him her number. In June she told me, ‘Tiger Woods is blowing up my cell phone with messages!’
And another source — who passed a polygraph test — told The ENQUIRER: "They were constantly ‘sexting.’ Tiger was asking things like, ‘What are you wearing? What do you want to do to me? What do you want me to do to you?’
"I said, ‘Rachel, he’s married,’ and she said, ‘Big (bleeping) deal! It’s Tiger Woods! I don’t care about his wife! We’re in love.’
"Her nickname for Tiger is ‘Bear.’ She lists his cell phone number under ‘Bear’ in her contacts.’"
Rachel has even been caught in outright lies in specific comment responses to The ENQUIRER.
Rachel traveled to Australia to meet with Tiger while he played earlier this month in the Australian Masters, both sources said. BUT Rachel initially told us she traveled there with a boyfriend.
In a later conversation, however, she admitted to The ENQUIRER she had lied about going to Australia with a boyfriend. She said she was in the country "for business."
She also said she was not in Tiger’s hotel. But an Enquirer reporter eye witnessed her IN the hotel.
She then said she did not go to the floor of the hotel where Tiger was staying.
BUT an ENQUIRER reporter in Melbourne watched as Rachel checked in to the posh Crown Towers hotel, and went up to the 35th floor, which houses the hotel’s ritzy VIP Suite. Tiger was staying in the same hotel, according to local press reports.
Rachel also told The ENQUIRER "I don’t want to be with a married man." But Rachel cheated with Bones star David Boreanaz during his wife Jaime‘s recent pregnancy, according to Star magazine.
But she ended the relationship in August after Boreanaz called her from the maternity ward while his wife gave birth.
In our print story, Tiger’s attorney vehemently denied an affair between Tiger and Rachel but said the golfer may have been at the same nightclub as Rachel at some point.
Rachel also told The ENQUIRER she met Tiger on two other occasions.
So while Rachel responds to reporters questions with emphatic denials and outrage, exclaiming she would never want to be the other woman, the ENQUIRER’s new story, ON SALE NOW provides LOTS of evidence to the contrary.
And, of course, there are still facts about Rachel that the ENQUIRER has yet to release…so stay tuned.