Tiger Woods accused of paying lover off with $1m and giving his wife another $5m

Tiger Woods's wife is said to have been offered $5m after he admitted to ‘transgressions' during their marriage...

Following 72 hours of intensive negotiations, Tiger Woods is said to have offered his wife Elin Nordegren $5m as recompense for his mysterious car crash in the early hours of last Friday.

A lawyer familiar with the case told The Daily Beast that it was part of a deal in which the couple’s pre-nuptial agreement has also been revised.

Miss Nordegren had initially accepted a relatively modest agreement in 2004, when the couple married, under which she is believed to have been entitled to $20 million (£12 million) if they divorced after 10 years.

That amount is thought to have doubled and the required period shortened to seven years, so she could walk away from the marriage in two years with $40 million (£24 million.)

Woods is also accused of negotiating a $1million payoff to silence nightclub hostess Rachel Uchitel as she cancelled a press conference about their ‘relationship’.

The 34-year-old has adamantly denied an affair with Woods although reports suggested she was considering revealing details of her alleged month-long fling. But, according to U.S. media stories, Woods and Miss Uchitel were in touch with each other as recently as Wednesday night.

Miss Uchitel was named as Woods’ mistress in U.S. tabloid the National Enquirer last week, days before the accident. She flew to L.A. and hired celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred as speculation about the married golfer developed into a frenzy.

Miss Uchitel then denied the affair but yesterday it was announced she would hold a press conference in L.A. and make a statement about their ‘relationship’. Hours before the appearance, the conference was dramatically cancelled.

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