Contact: Gloria Allred
We are here today to express our deep concern about a new product which
is being sold called “Tail of the Tiger - The Mistress Collection”.
I represent Veronica Siwik-Daniels (aka Joslyn James), a former porn star
who had a long term intimate relationship with Tiger Woods. She was in love with
him and had reason to believe he loved her. Proof of Mr. Woods feelings about her
are contained in his recent text messages to her. For example: on October 1, 2009
Mr. Woods wrote, “Baby I’m not going anywhere or doing anything. You please
me like no other has or ever will. I am not losing that...”.
In another text on September 9, 2009, Mr. Woods wrote, “Great thing is we
have a lifetime of this.”
Since the scandal broke around Thanksgiving 2009, Veronica has been in
hiding and has not spoken to the press about Tiger. She has not authorized
anyone to use her name or face on any product which mentions Tiger, including
these golf balls.
Today, however, she feels that it is necessary to break her silence in order to
address the issue of violence against women, because her image and likeness is
being used without her permission on these balls.
Veronica and I are concerned that putting a woman’s face on a golf ball
which a golfer may swing at with full force may increase the risk of harm to
Playing a round of golf with these balls may leave marks resembling bruises
on the face of the ball which may lead to inappropriate jokes about hitting women.
Hitting a woman or an image of a woman is not sport and is not a laughing
matter to many who are the victims of violence.
If these balls were used by golfers (many of whom are men), a woman’s
face on this ball would actually be targeted to be struck in a violent manner. There
are real women in this country and around the world who have been the targets of
violence by men using golf clubs or other weapons against them.
To us, this would be no different than using a picture of a woman’s face for
Yesterday we sent a letter to Creative Classics Inc. who are selling the “Tail
of the Tiger - Mistress Collection” golf balls. We have demanded that this
business cease and desist from selling, promoting, distributing or otherwise
advertising these golf balls using our client’s name and likeness. We have pointed
out that encouraging golfers to use golf 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.
We urge all members of the public who are concerned about preventing
violence against women to refuse to order this product and for those who have
ordered it to discard the balls.
It has been very difficult for Veronica to come forward because she has not
wanted to discuss the fact that she has had a relationship with Tiger Woods. She
stood silently while baseless and often inaccurate attacks were made upon her by
those who did not understand the length and depth of her relationship with Mr.
I commend her for her willingness to speak now in order to prevent violence
Attorney at Law
Veronica Siwik-Daniels (aka Joslyn James)
February 3, 2010