Rachel Uchitel is not a hooker, she tells Lisa Taddeo in New York. The most famous of Tiger Woods’ many mistresses, Uchitel says it was not her job to sleep with rich and famous clients when she served as a VIP concierge for several high-end bottle-service clubs in New York and Las Vegas. In that role, she says, she introduced wealthy guys to women who hung around the clubs, but that what happened afterward was none of her business. “We are not there to judge,’’ she says. “It’s not a synagogue.” She says she made $500,000 a year as a concierge, and that while she got to know and like the athletes and businessmen she worked for, she was not paid to sleep with them.
“I’m really offended by the notion that I used my sexuality. People say, ‘Oh, Rachel, she’s a starf--ker,’ that I hang out only with celebs. No. I hang out with successful people. I hang out with people who matter. I’m honored to.” She says she’s retiring at 35 because she’s “too old” to be a hostess, but there’s also been an apparent change in her financial situation. The gossip website TMZ.com reported that Woods paid Uchitel $10 million not to discuss their relationship. “Clearly,” Uchitel says, with a smile, “I have no comment.”
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