"I obviously had a bad childhood," said the porn star and escort, on the radio show. "I have been in trouble with the law."
James phoned the Florida show on Tuesday, describing in an hour-long interview the dirty details of an alleged two-and-a-half-year affair with the golf great.
She said she was arrested in 2008 during the time span she claimed Woods was paying her generously for sex. Woods was not there at the time of her arrest, James said.
She also admitted a second arrest for prostitution at the end of 2009 and came clean on a previous cocaine addiction and having overdosed.
"I have had a drug problem in the past," James said on the radio. "I went to treatment for it. It was over three years ago."
Woods has admitted that four months of nearly nonstop public ridicule over his alleged marital dalliances had caused him shame.
"It was hurtful, but then again, you know what? I did it," he told the Golf Channel Sunday, prior to James' interview. "And I'm the one who did those things."
James also described sex with Tiger as "rough," and "degrading and raunchy," and said she was later disgusted that Woods wanted to see her while his wife was pregnant.
Tiger Woods has not stated which women he had affairs with and has never publicly mentioned Devon James.
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