Tiger Woods's alleged "mistress number one" Rachel Uchitel is demanding an apology and retraction from the New York Post after she said she was misquoted about saying she was "almost happy" that her fiance died on 9/11.
The newspaper's "Page Six" on Tuesday wrote the following:
“I believe Andy (fiance James Andrew O'Grady) was meant to die because he was too good," she tells Page Six Magazine, in The Post on Thursday. "I’m almost happy it ended the way it did because I’ve learned so many lessons from him. It would have been tragic if we got into fights and then divorced.” Had O’Grady lived, Uchitel -- who went on to reportedly make $500,000 a year working as a VIP hostess at Tao Las Vegas and at New York’s The Griffin, where she met Woods -- believes her life would have been much different. “I would be a fat housewife with three kids in Sands Point, LI," she tells the magazine.
But now Uchitel said she was "grossly misquoted," telling the New York Daily News, "It felt awful to see my words misconstrued like that, and the worst part is that the Post just went and made this about me, instead of making this about the tragedy of Sept. 11."
No word on whether that was Uchitel's quote or something crafted by a PR guru.
She added, "It's evil and it's awful and it's disgusting. The Post clearly wants people to hate me. If someone is talking about 9/11 and its victims like that, they shouldn't give that person a voice. I'm speechless."
She said losing her fiance was the "worst thing that ever happened to me" and that she would have been lucky to live in Long Island as his wife.
She is threatening legal action if the Post does not retract the story.
"I really hope this gets cleared up so people won't believe what the Post printed," Uchitel said. "I feel awkward now even going down to Ground Zero, and that's an awful position to have put me in. I want to say goodbye to Andy and honor him in an anonymous way, and I'm so resentful over them making me feel like I'm under attack."
The Post has not yet commented about Uchitel's latest statements.