A woman who dated Tiger Woods for six years is asking for “in excess of $30 million” after the golf legend threw her out of his lavish Florida home.
Erica Herman, who once ran a Woods-owned restaurant in Jupiter, began a relationship with Woods in 2017 and moved into his Hobe Sound mansion that same year. According to a lawsuit filed in Martin County Circuit Court, Herman, 39, claims in the lawsuit that Woods agreed to the settlement. He had been on an “oral lease” for five years but allegedly broke it when the relationship ended last October.
“In particular, by scam, the defendant’s representative convinced the plaintiff to pack a suitcase for a short vacation, and when she arrived at the airport They said she was locked out of the property. which violates the oral rental agreement and violated Florida law,” Herman’s lawsuit states. “Then they informed her that she was not allowed to return to her residence. And without legal counsel to help her during this heartbreaking time. They used a lawyer to confront her with a proposal to remedy the wrongdoing they were facing. Committed.”
The Oct. 26, 2022 filing, which The Daily Beast reviewed along with several others, ended in a motion Herman filed on Mar. 6 to terminate the settlement. No 2017 information was disclosed between her and Woods. Herman said that Woods’ agent “Trying to prove they were illegal. It proceeded to pay for a hotel room and some expenses in a short period of time, successfully locking the plaintiff out of her home and making her dare not return.”
ever since Herman, who said in her filing that she She “did valuable service” while living with Woods—claiming that she was denied access to the estate where Woods remained. Her personal belongings have been removed from the property. according to Herman The lawsuit alleges that Woods and his “agents” “wrongfully misappropriated more than $40,000 in cash that belonged to her. accusing her of how she got the money.”
The case was first reported by TMZ.
In December 2022, Woods and the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust technically owned the mansion. The law firm filed a motion to dismiss Herman’s lawsuit, arguing that after Woods “recently ended their relationship, Ms. Herman was advised that she was no longer welcome in the home.”
“In 2017, after Mr. Woods and Mr. Herman started their relationship. Mr. Herman began living in the residence as a guest of Mr. Woods,” said the motion. “Mr. Woods and Mr. Herman were never married. Ownership of the residence for Mr. Herman.”
It went on to describe Herman’s allegations as It argued that the NDA signed by Herman required any dispute to be settled in arbitration. By accusing Woods in court, Herman “attempted to improperly exploit a payment from Mr. Woods in an amount that the arbitral tribunal would never decide,” Woods’ complaint states.
“This kind of skill should not be tolerated,” he said.
on monday Herman has filed a new complaint in Martin County demanding an NDA, which Woods’ team insists it still exists. It was “invalid and unenforceable,” citing in part the Speak Out Act, which impedes the enforcement of NDAs in cases of rape or sexual harassment. at the same time The filing does not include any sexual allegations. Accept that the issue is a risk. “Legal uncertainty” and asked the court to decide on some important details. Herman said she needed to know what she was allowed to say about her relationship with Woods and with whom.
especially The filing asks the judge to set the limits of Herman’s “freedom of disclosure,” among other things. Her experience with Woods experiences of her family members “Photographs and records of her and members of her family” and “Information responds to statements made or published about her or others in order to prove the false or misleading nature of those statements.”
Woods turned pro in 1996 at age 20 and maintained a clean image for years before an ugly public divorce amid rampant allegations of infidelity. sex addiction treatment In 2010, porn star Joslyn James posted a message that she said Woods sent her while they were dating. Including a message that says “You are my whore. Hold you down while I choke you and fuck the ass that I own.”
Lawyers for Herman and Woods did not respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment on Thursday.