DRUGS, sex, violence and passion is how former soccer star's wife and lingerie model Loui Fish described her high-flying lifestyle at the launch of her new book in Port Elizabeth last night.
The book, Walking In My Choos, describes Fish's life of fame and fortune coupled with a cheating husband and drug abuse.
Last night Fish described how former boyfriend and Springbok rugby player, James Small, 43, allegedly assaulted her so badly that she went to the police for assistance.
"At the time, I went to the police station to report it, but it was very busy and while I was sitting there I thought that obviously it would be splashed all over the papers. I decided to leave without telling anyone,” she said last night.
Fish, 39, was married to former Bafana Bafana soccer defender Mark Fish for 11 years. In her 164-page autobiography she describes him as a cheat and a druggie.
"I get very mad with him sometimes, but I still love him as a friend,” she said.
"I love him, but am not in love with him.” At the book launch at the Ron Belling Art Gallery in Central last night, Fish – dressed in a purple sparkling blouse and trousers with black Errol Arendz stilettos – wowed about 30 attendees who hung onto every word as she briefly touched on why she decided to write a book on her life.
"The book all came together when one night I asked Mark to write me a list of all the women he cheated on me with. He handed me a list that really looked like a grocery shopping list,” she said.
"I was shocked. I went into the study and decided to write him a letter. The next thing I looked and realised it was about six chapters. This is how the book started.”
Fish admitted she had doubts about talking about her and her former lovers' drug habits as "no one in the public eye wants that to be known”.
"I decided to tell everyone about it. It was my choice and is part of my life experiences, so why not?”
Since the release of her book earlier this month, Mark – who has since retired from soccer – has publicly denied the accusations made by his ex-wife, claiming that she had stretched the truth to make money. He reportedly called her a "compulsive liar” who, through her book, had opened herself up to lawsuits.
Asked whether she was not worried about potential lawsuits, Fish said: "I want them to take me court. Everything in there is true. I am willing to take a lie detector test, but are they?”
In her book, she also claims that her two-year relationship with Small came to an end after he allegedly cheated on her with fellow model and best friend at the time, Christina Storm.
She describes Small as a woman abuser who she claims introduced her to the world of drugs.
She said that when she lived in Britain, she went to parties and mingled with the high-flyers like a real footballer's wife.
"I knew before we even moved back to South Africa that we would probably get a divorce. After all, England has David Beckman and South Africa has Mark Fish.”
Fish, who recently broke off her engagement to Polish businessman Bartosz Rachwalski, said she was "over bad boys”.
"I am now waiting for my Ashton [Kutcher]. I don't live that life anymore and this book is about what happened.”
She would not be drawn on what the future held for her, except to say there were "a few surprises in the pipeline”.