Attorney Gloria Allred has issued a statement denying the woman at the heart of the still-developing David Boreanaz infidelity scandal is alleged Tiger Woods’ mistress Rachel Uchitel.
On Monday, the “Bones” actor claimed to People magazine that a woman, whom he would not name, contacted an attorney and asked for money. She allegedly also said she would reach out to the press.
“I was associated with a woman who I was involved with and had a relationship with,” Boreanaz told the mag. “She asked for money. I felt as though I was being blackmailed or there was some sort of extortion.”
The revelation from Boreanaz comes roughly seven months after reports in Star magazine and on PerezHilton.com alleged an affair between the star and Uchitel, who was subsequently linked to Tiger Woods two months later.
However, in a statement to Access Hollywood on Tuesday, Allred suggests Boreanaz’s claim of blackmail is unfounded.
“[Boreanaz’s attorney] Marty Singer attempted to contact a woman who had a romantic relationship with David Boreanaz. She then retained me. (This woman was not Rachel Uchitel.) I then contacted Mr. Singer on her behalf to find out why Mr. Singer was calling her. We discussed the possible resolution of my client’s legal claims against Mr. Boreanaz by mediation. My client has not told her story to the press, but now that Mr. Boreanaz is attacking her she has decided to tell the story of their relationship, so that the truth will come out,” the statement read.
“This baseless attack by David Boreanaz and his highly paid legal mouth piece in an apparent effort to divert attention from his client’s extramarital infidelity will not succeed. If they think that I or my client will be intimidated they are wrong,” Allred concluded.
Boreanaz, who has been married to wife Jaime Bergman for almost nine years, said he and his wife are now “working on repairing what has been damaged so badly” following his admission of infidelity.
When contacted by Access Hollywood, Singer was not immediately available for comment in response to Allred’s statement.