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EXCLUSIVE: Tiger Woods Mistress Facing Lawsuit Over Affair

Dec. 10 2009, Published 7:24 a.m. ET

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It looks like Tiger Woods' scandal is about to move from the bedroom to a courtroom, is reporting exclusively.

Rachel Uchitel, Tiger's mistress of the past five months, is facing a lawsuit from a former friend who told the world about Rachel's affair with the golfer.

Ashley Samson was the first person to give an on-the-record interview and reveal the romantic relationship between Tiger and Rachel.

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She was greeted with an attack from all sides. As reported exclusively on Wednesday, Team Tiger offered her $200,000 in an attempt to silence her, but as that was happening Rachel attacked her in the press.

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Before Tiger's infamous car crash and other women coming forward to reveal their affairs with him, Rachel tried to protect her lover by denying the affair and making highly derogatory statements about Ashley. She not only said she barely knew Ashley but then went on to term her a party girl and accuse her of doing drugs, as she attempted to discredit her and protect Tiger.

Rachel Uchitel

The National Enquirer broke the story of Rachel's affair with Tiger and Ashley confirmed the details on the record to the publication.

But Rachel trashed Ashley nationally and now Ashley is looking at filing a lawsuit against Rachel, has learned exclusively. "Ashley told the truth and Rachel trashed her and lied," one source told "That made Ashley furious."

That fury, we now hear, could be channeled into a courtroom and if it is look for even more details of Tiger's secret cheating life to be revealed as the case unwinds.



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