Tiger Woods' Rachel Uchitel Payoff: $10M

That's a lot more than previously speculated
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2010 8:40 AM CDT
Tiger Woods' Rachel Uchitel Payoff: $10M
Rachel Uchitel arrives at Perez Hilton's birthday party on Saturday March 27, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn)

It pretty much goes without saying that Tiger Woods paid Rachel Uchitel off—but the real amount is much, much higher than originally speculated. Early estimates put the figure at $1 million; it was later thought to be between $2 million and $5 million—but TMZ reports it’s actually $10 million. Sources say the golfer agreed to the amount because he’s scared of what mistress No. 1 could reveal.

Other alleged mistresses, who apparently don’t freak Tiger out as much, got anywhere from nothing to several hundred thousand. Insiders say the $10 million payout is a sign that Elin Nordegren will get at least $20 million, plus support, if she divorces Woods.
(Read more Tiger Woods stories.)

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