Rachel Uchitel to Sue New York Post for 9/11 Story

Sep 6, 2011 2:22pm
abc rachel uchitel jef 110906 wblog Rachel Uchitel to Sue New York Post for 9/11 Story

Rachel Uchitel in front of New York's Bellevue Hospital on Sept. 13, 2001, left, and in Los Angeles on March 2, 2011.

Rachel Uchitel isn’t “almost happy” about how 9/11 killed her fiance.

The former night club hostess and Tiger Woods mistress is fuming about a story put out by the New York Post’s Page Six Magazine that quotes her as saying she’s “almost happy” her relationship with investment banker James Andrew O’Grady ended on 9/11 when O’Grady died in the World Trade Center attacks. She first made headlines in the days after 9/11, when the New York Post published a photo of her in front of Bellevue Hospital grieving for her fiance.

“I believe Andy was meant to die because he was too good,” the magazine quoted Uchitel, 36, as saying. “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.”

Uchitel’s publicist told ABCNews.com that the ex-VIP hostess was misquoted and plans to sue.

“They took Rachel’s comments from another article wholly and completely out of context,” Uchitel’s publicist said in an email. “Rachel is demanding an apology and a retraction.  She is seeking legal counsel to protect her rights and to make sure this does not happen again.”

Asked to respond, a representative for the Post told ABCNews.com, “We stand by our story.”

A video on the Post’s website accompanying the story features Uchitel reflecting on 9/11 but doesn’t show her saying anything that’s quoted in the story.

“I always miss Andy, that’s never changed in 10 years,” she says in the video. “It’s something that I experience as a loss every single day.”

You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus