THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (CBS/AP) The Tiger Woods scandal which began with a Nov. 27 car crash, but quickly took on a life of its own including a police investigation and a slew of mistress claims, may finally get some clarity this afternoon, as Rachel Uchitel, the first woman alleged to have had an affair with Woods plans to hold a 11:30 a.m. PST news conference in Los Angeles.
Last week, the National Enquirer published a story alleging the world's No. 1 golfer had been seeing Uchitel, a New York nightclub hostess, and that they recently were together in Melbourne, where Woods competed in the Australian Masters. Uchitel has consistently denied the claims.
Attorney Gloria Allred said in a statement released Wednesday night that she will make a statement about Uchitel's relationship with Woods.
Since last week, Woods has faced intense media scrutiny after a car accident outside his home in the middle of the night and sordid allegations of affairs.
In a 317-word statement on his Web site Wednesday, Woods acknowledged he had "let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart."
The statement followed an Us Weekly cover story of a Los Angeles waitress claiming she had a 31-month affair with the king of swing. Woods' words were posted three hours after the magazine released a voice mail — provided by the waitress, Jaimee Grubbs — that Woods allegedly left on her phone three days before he rammed his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant and tree outside his Florida home.
"Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions," he said on his Web site. "I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves."
The investigation into Woods' accident ended Tuesday when the Florida Highway Patrol issued a $164 citation for careless driving.
The inspection of his personal life is seemingly just beginning.
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