LOS ANGELES -- One of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses is coming out swinging over novelty golf ball sets that bear the image of herself and eleven other women who claim to have had relationships with the star golfer.
Former porn star Joslyn James is afraid the "risk of violence against women may be increased because of this product," her attorney Gloria Allred said.
James, whose given name is Veronica Siwik-Daniels, came forward with Allred in Los Angeles Wednesday to condemn the sale of the "Mistress Collection" golf ball sets.
The balls, marketed by Canadian company Creative Classics, feature cartoon images and names of 12 women who claim to have been romantically involved with Woods.
Siwik-Daniels claims she feels it is wrong for a golf ball to have her picture on it, "because golfers hit their golf bars with a lot of force."
"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," she said.
Allred said they have sent a letter to the company demanding that the firm halt production.
"We have pointed out that encouraging golfers to use clubs to hit a woman's face that is portrayed on a golf ball is a dangerous and reprehensible act because it encourages violence against women," Allred said, adding that
her client has not authorized anyone to use her name or face on any product mentioning Woods.
The company's website features a write-up of all the women, detailing their so-called Tiger connection.
It also advertises the golf sets with the slogan: "He likes to play around with them... now you can too!"
The company is offering two sets -- one for play and another for collecting.
They're priced around $44.95 and up, plus shipping and handling.
Creative Classics owner Mike Caldwell, who created the golf ball set, said the claims by Allred and Siwik-Daniels were frivolous.
"I think probably it's Gloria at her finest trying to get her face in front of a camera."
As for whether golfers hit the ball "with a lot of force," he countered, "I recommend people put them on the green and hit them gently."
Siwik-Daniels said she was in love with Woods and that their relationship lasted one year. She shared a text message Woods allegedly sent to her last October that stated, "Baby, I'm not going anywhere or doing anything. You please me like no other has or ever will. I am not losing that ..."
News of Woods' alleged affairs spread like wildfire after the golfer's Nov. 27th car crash in Florida.
He has reportedly been in rehab for a sex addiction and could return to the links in two weeks.
There are also online reports that Tiger's wife, Elin Nordegren, has fired her divorce attorney, indicating that the couple may be reconciling.
Tiger's Mistress Tee'd off Over Novelty Golf Balls
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