Tiger Woods is reportedly suing his ex-lover after she broke a nondisclosure agreement that was initially worth $8 million USD.
Rachel Uchitel, who dated the star golfer in 2009, claims his lawyers are pursuing her for breaching the gag order after she spoke publicly about their affair.
The former nightclub hostess, 46, told The New York Times she signed the legal document later in 2009, following the revelation of her relationship with the then-married athlete.
The NDA, which Ms Uchitel said was more than 30 pages long, prohibited her from talking about Mr Woods with anyone.
She said she was given $5 million and a promise of an additional $3 million over the next three years.
But Ms Uchitel claimed she only received $2 million of the original sum following taxes and legal fees, which she said she had now spent, and none of the additional payments she was promised.
She appeared in this year’s HBO documentary Tiger, in which she is interviewed about her relationship with Mr Woods.
“I wanted for once to be the one to narrate my story,” she told the Times.
Camera IconRachel Uchitel, pictured in 2014, has told The New York Times that Tiger Woods is attempting to sue her. Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images Credit: Supplied
Ms Uchitel filed for bankruptcy after appearing on the documentary.
She said Michael Holtz, one of her former lover’s lawyers, is now challenging her bankruptcy in order to bring a claim against her for violating the NDA.
Ms Uchitel claims she is struggling to make ends meet because her damaged reputation has made it difficult to find work apart from certain jobs, such as acting as a spokeswoman for the “sugar daddy” website Seeking Arrangement.
Mr Woods’ six-year marriage to Elin Nordegren ended in 2010 after a cheating scandal involving dozens of women, including Ms Uchitel.Internet Explorer Channel Network