PREACH IT! Do Tiger Woods’ mistresses deserve an apology too? One of them thinks so
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Not everyone was riveted by the deflated-looking Tiger Woods, who apologized in that closely controlled speech this morning. One of Tiger’s mistresses is still sore. During his speech, Woods apologized to pretty much everyone in the greater northern hemisphere and beyond, including (but not limited to) his wife, his mom, his sponsors, his employees and The Kids. The golfer did not, as might be expected, apologize to his mistresses.
But attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing mistress Joslyn James, says her client deserves her own apology. Allred and James staged a news conference this morning after the golfer’s speech.
James chided Woods for leaving James out of his mea culpas. Why? Because he told her he loved her. That’s why.
In the conference, James, a.k.a. Veronica Siwik-Daniels, apologized for any pain she caused to Tiger’s wife and kids.
She also said, ‘I would be open to a telephone apology from Tiger, but I really feel that I deserve to look at him in person face to face, in his eyes, because I didn’t deserve this.
‘I have had to deal with a lot, and too much from him, and because of him .... He knows I was very straight and honest with him, but for a long time he lied to me.
‘Tiger pursued me, and over time, and I fell in love with him, and he told me he loved me too.’
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