The new documentary, Tiger, based on the 2018 biography by Armen Keteyian and Jeff Benedict, has unmasked some of the skeletons hiding in golf phenom Tiger Woods’ closet.
The notoriously reclusive Uchitel is speaking out regarding the bombshell affair and how it has affected her life, and begging the public to let her "have another story.”
“He’s moved on, he got to win a bunch of things,” she said on RealiTea with Derek Z. “He got to have a come back, let me have a come back. Let me be my own person."
The 45-year-old told host Derek Zagami that she has “spent 10 years having a lot of the media be very snarky in the way they write about me. The public can be very angry in the way they speak about me and the way they perceive me.”
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Uchitel went on to say that she “felt like they [the public] have wanted an apology from me,” but that she doesn’t owe that to them. “I am sorry if I triggered something in people that causes anger or hurt in them. I am sorry for that," she added, noting that she needs “people to understand that is not an apology I owe to anybody, because I didn’t personally hurt anyone and people don’t personally know me.”
The TV correspondent admitted that her affair with the golf legend has only affected two other people, Woods and his ex Nordegren, and they are who “my apology goes to.” Uchitel stressed that her life was a disaster after news of her romance with Woods broke. She said it was difficult for her to appear in public without people calling her terrible names, and it was hard for her to even secure a job.
OK! previously reported that Uchitel spoke openly about her affair with Woods in the new limited series. "I know he was married, I knew he had responsibilities but he said I want you to fly to Orlando then I will come see you there," Uchitel said. "That was the first night I had sex with him and I remember thinking how am I ever going to be with a mere mortal again because so many people put him on such a pedestal and here he was in my bed, and he was my Tiger."
"He would refer to it as 'plugging in.' He would tell me when he saw me he felt he could plug in and get recharged," she added, detailing their secret tryst.