Rachel Uchitel, the first of many ladies allegedly involved in a romantic dalliance with Tiger Woods, is demanding an on air apology from tv’s The View after they made a play on her name saying, “Uchitel she’s a hooker.”
The incident, which occurred during Thursday’s edition of the talk show, garnered an immediate response from the New York nightclub hostesses lawyer saying, “This statement was very hurtful to Rachel because it is not true… her reputation has been damaged by this statement as it is completely false.”
A rep for The View released a statement apologizing for the comment explaining, “Joy Behar made a play on Ms. Uchitel’s name. This was intended as a joke. We sincerely apologize for the choice of words and for any misimpression the joke may have created.”
However, Gloria Allred immediately responded with the following:
“We appreciate their prompt response and apology to Rachel. The apology sends an important message to others who would dare to characterize her in that way. It is a significant step forward in this matter.
However, we still think it is important that the apology to Rachel be broadcast on the air on Monday’s show. Rachel values her reputation and we look forward to ABC’s broadcasting their apology to all those who heard it on their show. Because the statement was made on The View, the apology must be broadcast on that show as well.”