Tiger Woods Sued by Ex-Girlfriend – Erica Herman, Tiger Woods’ former partner, has contended that she was forced to leave their residence last year, in breach of a contract.
Tiger Woods, the famous golfer, and his ex-girlfriend Erica Herman have taken their domestic dispute to court in Florida. The conflict began when Woods broke up with Herman in October and allegedly locked her out of the shared mansion on the Treasure Coast. Herman responded by filing a lawsuit against a homestead trust controlled by Woods in Hobe Sound, Florida, claiming damages of over $30 million. She also accused the trust and its agents of misappropriating $40,000 in cash that belonged to her. Herman’s lawsuit alleged that she had an “oral tenancy agreement” allowing her to stay in the home for an additional five years after a six-year tenancy prior to the breakup.
According to court records obtained by USA TODAY Sports, Tiger Woods and his former girlfriend, Erica Herman, have brought their domestic dispute to court in Florida. After Woods broke up with Herman in October, she claims he locked her out of the seaside mansion they shared on the Treasure Coast. Herman responded by suing a homestead trust controlled by Woods in Hobe Sound, Florida, seeking damages of more than $30 million. The lawsuit also accused the trust and its agents of misappropriating $40,000 in cash belonging to her and making “scurrilous and defamatory allegations” about how she obtained the money. Herman’s lawsuit asserted that she had an “oral tenancy agreement” allowing her to stay in the home for five more years after a six-year tenancy before the breakup.
The lawsuit asserted that Plaintiff’s duties were “extensive and of an extraordinary nature” taking into consideration the conditions and context in which she resided. This week, she additionally sued Wood, requesting the court to void her 2017 non-disclosure agreement with him as it is not legally sound according to the federal Speak Out Act, which forbids the enforceability of such agreements in matters involving sexual harassment or assault.
Attorneys representing Woods’ trust have attempted to keep the ongoing dispute from becoming public through an enforced Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and pushing the matter into private arbitration.
The initiation of the matter was made evident when the trust filed a lawsuit in October, however, this was not made known until recently on Wednesday.
Suit against the trust
Herman’s lawsuit asserts that the trust has consistently denied her the right to return to her home, with agents of the trust utilizing deceiving tactics to get her to pack a suitcase for a brief trip, which resulted in her being barred from her house, in breach of the verbal tenancy agreement and Florida law.
The trust has requested the court to enforce the NDA between Woods and Herman, which requires arbitration for the dispute. It has stated that Herman has chosen to pursue the dispute with Woods in a public forum, as opposed to arbitration, in an attempt to gain an advantage.
According to documents presented in court by the trust, Woods created it in 2017 and his children are the only potential beneficiaries. Their sole asset is the ownership of the Residence.
It was further stated that Herman was asked to reside there while she was dating Woods, but after the relationship ended, she was told she was no longer welcome.
Herman countered by referring to the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, which makes void any agreements that stop a person from bringing a legal case involving sexual assault or harassment to court.
Herman, who was also employed as the manager of Woods’ restaurant in Jupiter, Florida, has not made explicit accusations of assault or harassment against him.
In her court filing this week, she argued that the “aggressive use” of the Woods NDA has left her feeling uncertain as to what facts she is legally able to disclose and who she is allowed to speak to. Therefore, she is requesting a court to declare her Non-Disclosure Agreement at least partially invalid, granting her the ability to discuss more.
Herman’s legal action against the trust asserts that all fees and charges associated with his occupancy of the Residence, as well as any damages that may stem from it, should be fully paid by the Defendant or its privies. In addition, it is believed that the damages could reach an amount exceeding $30,000,000, bearing in mind the significant monthly rental cost of the Residence. Neither of the attorneys involved in the case have responded to requests for comment.
Woods has had numerous issues away from the golf course, including a car accident in 2021, as well as a divorce from Elin Nordegren in 2010 due to a sex scandal.
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