Sex, sports and scandal

2012-10-27 18:43

In her new tell-all book, Mark Fish’s ex dishes up the dirt on him and other sports stars

Former Bafana Bafana star Mark Fish has described his ex-wife Loui as a compulsive liar after she labelled him a cocaine-sniffing, stripper-loving, serial cheat.

Loui’s 164-page biography, Walking In My Choos, penned by personality profiler Alita Steenkamp, is about the former lingerie model’s wild past involving sex, drugs and sportsmen.

But the majority of the tell-all tale is dedicated to her 11-year relationship with the famous defender. And it paints a scandalous picture.

The book begins with Loui (39) describing her former partner as a good husband and father. But halfway  through, Fish is reduced to being a “verbally abusive”, “cheating” monster.

This week, a shocked Fish (38) denied almost all the allegations in the book and told City Press that it was “my ex’s desperate means to make money”.

He further said: “I’m really surprised by all this. This woman is a compulsive liar who is now clutching at straws by telling far-fetched stories about me.

“She must be careful what she puts out there because I have just as much evidence on her and I can sue for this,” he said, adding that he was “gobsmacked” and “disappointed”.

In the book, Loui says she “might still be in love” with Fish, even though she claims she bust him tongue wrestling with Pauline Branagan, the wife of his former Bolton Wanderers teammate, Peter Branagan.

This all happened in London just a year after their wedding, when their first son was seven months old.

“I walked into the kitchen, saw Mark on the counter with Pauline parked firmly between his legs and they were kissing like crazy,” she says in the book.

Loui reveals more of Fish’s sex romps, including with a journalist, a prostitute, a student and Loui’s friend, Petunia, who is Fish’s current lover and the mother of his daughter, Isabella.

She also claims Fish has an insatiable appetite for strip clubs.

And then there are the drugs.

“Mark and I stupidly started using drugs again ... but I suspect Mark started while he was alone. We started using coke more often than we should have and it seemed to help our marriage because we could talk to each other again.”

Loui also accuses the former Pirates player of colluding in the highly publicised robbery of their Mooikloof, Tshwane, mansion in 2008.

In the incident, Loui, the couple’s eldest son Luke, his friend Dylan and Loui’s friend Dean were threatened with an AK-47 rifle, tied up and left in her walk-in closet. Loui’s R1.5 million ring was “forcefully” pulled from her finger.

“Something was not kosher and because of my divorce it made me wonder whether the burglary was his (Fish’s) way of getting me out of the house,” Loui says in the book.

A fuming Fish accused Loui of defaming him for the allegation.

“Who does that? Why would I put my kids through that?”

He called their decade-long union “not the happiest of marriages”.

“I am no saint, I used to have a drinking problem and now I don’t drink any more. I am past that life.

“Not too long ago, social workers were taking my children out of her care because of her habits. I passed a drug test she insisted we do, but she is yet to do the test, making up excuses about how busy she is,” said Fish.

After a brief silence, in a softer tone, Fish confided: “This is going to hurt my children, why would she do this to them? They might not read this book but their friends will tease them about these things, does she not care about that?”

In the book, Loui opens up about her fixation with a range of sports stars, including Thai boxing champ Alex Garcia; Springbok rugby players James Small, Pedrie Wannenburg, Christian Stewart and Francois Hougaard; as well as Afrikaans pop star, Steve Hofmeyr.

She is currently with fiancé Bartosz Rachwalski, a Polish national who was recently in court on charges of assault.

He was also reportedly in court last month for assaulting Loui.

Small, whom she dated for two years, also gets his fair share of trashing from the glamour girl. She accuses him of introducing her to drugs and of beating her “black and blue” on several occasions.

The couple broke up when Small allegedly cheated on Loui with her then best friend and fellow model, Christina Storm.

Small, who was part of the 1995 Rugby World Cup winning squad, laughed off the book’s allegations when City Press called him on Thursday.

“This woman is a joke and is laughable,” he said, before declaring he had nothing more to say.

» Loui Fish: Walking In My Choos by Alita Steenkamp is available in bookstores nationwide

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