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TMZ: Rachel Uchitel Lied for Tiger

Rachel Uchitel, the New York party promoter alleged to be one of Tiger Woods' mistresses, now claims that she was lying when she said she hadn't had an affair with the famed golfer, TMZ.com reports. However, Uchitel has now canceled a press conference with her lawyer, during which she was expected to address the issue. According to TMZ.com, unnamed sources have also confirmed that Woods' texts to Uchitel triggered his fight with his wife on the night of his car crash last week. Less than an hour before the accident, Uchitel and Woods were allegedly texting each other when Woods' wife confronted him, grabbed the phone, and called Uchitel. During the ensuing argument, the phone reportedly broke, and the vestibule of Woods’ home was damaged, which is why he prevented the police from entering. With a brawl like that, it's no wonder that Woods and wife Elin Nordegren have entered intense marriage counseling at their house with a counselor who conducts several sessions each day. As The Daily Beast's Gerald Posner reports, Woods has negotiated an immediate $5 million payout to his wife if she stays, and the prenup she signed is being revised to give her an additional $55 million if she stays for a set number of years.