Rachel Uchitel Legal Letter Slams New York Post for “Abuse” Over 9/11 Quotes


By Daniel Gates

Gossip Cop has obtained a strongly worded letter from Rachel Uchitel‘s legal team to the New York Post demanding a retraction and apology for publishing comments Uchitel says were taken completely out of context.

As we reported yesterday, Uchitel claims a Post story quoting her on the subject of her fiancé, 9/11 victim James Andrew O’Grady, twisted her words to make it seem as though she were grateful he had died. Uchitel’s legal team struck back today, alleging that a “crude and malicious juxtaposition of words” represented “abuse” toward her and a “disservice” to O’Grady’s memory.

The full text of the letter, addressed to the editor of the Post‘s Page Six, is below:

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I represent Rachel Uchitel who was the subject of two Page Six articles, one on September 6, 2011 and the other on September 8, 2011.

The article is inaccurate and conveys a disastrously false impression of my client. Rachel Uchitel, who lost her most beloved fiancé on September 11, 2001, never said the words she is quoted to have said about their relationship with him.

The false quotes do not set forth her feelings about James Andrew O’Grady. The false words contradict her previous quotes and abuse her.

The words in the article, now being picked up by other media, have taken on a life of their own. It is now a constant abuse because of your wrongdoing.

The newspaper used twice, on September 6th and September 8th, a crude and malicious juxtaposition of words which not only caused Ms. Uchitel present and future embarrassment but also future damage, including financial damage.

She has been in the public eye since 2001. She has been quoted at length. She has never previously said anything like the words she is quoted as saying about her and Mr. O’Grady.

The false quotes are a disservice to his memory, their life together, and her life.

There must be redress on your part. In the interests of decency and journalistic integrity, the article should be clarified and the false words withdrawn to keep the record straight.

An apology must issue to Ms. Uchitel.

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