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Joy Behar Apologizes For Rachel Uchitel Joke

Dec. 14 2009, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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After jokingly calling Rachel Uchitel a "hooker" Thursday, an irritated Joy Behar read an apologetic statement directed toward Tiger Woods' first reported mistress on Monday's edition of The View.

Said Behar: "During a discussion on Thursday's show about the alleged affair between Tiger Woods and Rachel Uchitel, I made a joke, I made a play on Ms. Uchitel's name; this was intended, only as a joke and, I apologize for the choice of words, and for any problem the joke may have created.

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Uchitel's attorney, the always-present Gloria Allred, called for an apology for the "highly offensive" remark shortly after Thursday's episode aired.

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"Even if the host said it in a joking way Rachel is not amused, because she values her reputation and her reputation has been damaged by this statement as it is completely false," Allred said.

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