Tiger mistress disgusted by face on balls

Last updated 19:52 04/02/2010
Reuters

One of the alleged lovers of Tiger Woods has hit out at golf balls bearing an image of her face.

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A former porn star and alleged mistress of Tiger Woods says she is outraged by a new range of golf balls adorned with head shots of the golfer's lovers.

Veronica Siwik-Daniels says the line, branded "Tail of the Tiger: the Mistress Collection", is offensive and promotes violence towards women. 

"It is wrong for a golf ball to have my picture on it, because golfers hit their golf balls with a lot of force," Ms Siwik-Daniels, who went by the name of Joslyn James during her adult film career, told a media conference in the US.

"As a victim of violence myself, it bothered me to think that someone would be standing with a dangerous club hitting a ball with my photo on it."

Ms Siwik-Daniels has hired Gloria Allred, the woman who represented another woman linked to Woods, Rachel Uchitel, the New York Daily News and CBS reported.

Ms Allred called the golf balls "dangerous and reprehensible" and said a "cease and desist" letter had been sent to the product's manufacturer, Creative Classics.

"Hitting a woman or an image of a woman is not a sport ... this would be no different than using a picture of a woman's face for target practice," she said.

Ms Siwik-Daniels said she was in love with Woods and believed he loved her too.

Ms Allred said her client allegedly received a text message from the golfer in October last year, which read: "Baby, I'm not going anywhere or doing anything. You please me like no other has or ever will. I am not losing that."

Ms Siwik-Daniels joins a number of other women linked to Woods, including Ms Uchitel, Jaimee Grubbs and Cori Rist.

The balls, which retail in sets of 12 for $US45.99 ($52), have proved popular.

Creative Classics spokesman Mike Caldwell said in three days he sold $US40,000 worth of balls, including a $US15,000 order from Japan.

"I woke up and I was thinking, 'It's coming up on the year of the tiger,"' Mr Caldwell said.

"I thought, 'There's millions of golfers out there stunned by what's happening with Tiger and here's a product that will get them all to laugh."'

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