The conflict between Tiger Woods and his ex-girlfriend has not yet been resolved.
In the midst of her split with the professional golfer, Erica Herman petitioned the court to overturn the quasi-clause that she had signed with him back in 2017 when they had first started dating. She referred to a statute that permits nondisclosure agreements to be voided in situations involving sexual assault.
Now, court records linked to the lawsuit she filed shortly after their breakup in October have emerged and were acquired on Wednesday. The documents were related to the lawsuit she filed in October.
In the document, one of the defendants, known as Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust, makes a request that the case involving Herman be brought before an arbitrator. Herman asserts in her claims that she had an oral arrangement with the trust that permitted her to continue residing at Woods’ house for another five years after Woods’ loss.
The attorneys for the trust contend that Herman was only given permission to occupy the property while she was dating Woods. The sportsman, who is now 47 years old, now resides in the mansion with his two children and his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, with whom he shares custody of the children. When Woods broke up with Herman in October, she was given the ultimatum that she had to leave their shared residence.
The attorneys said that Ms. Herman’s response to the separation was to file this action against her former partner. Herman asserts that the trust’s staff broke the oral agreement when they “locked her out of the Residence, took her personal items, and warned her she could not return.” As a result, she believes she is entitled to thirty million dollars in compensation. Moreover, according to Herman, she was in possession of more than $40,000 in cash that had been “misappropriated.”
According to the paperwork filed with the court, Herman is suing under the provisions of the Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Act for consequential monetary damages, injunctive relief, and lawyers’ costs.
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Herman “is obligated” to address any of her disputes with Woods via a secret arbitration process, according to the non-disclosure agreement (NDA), which was attached to the petition by the attorneys for the trust. But, Herman wants to fight the charges in a “public arena,” thus he has chosen to sue Woods’ trust rather than Woods personally.
Woods is attempting to have the claims reviewed by an adjudicator in the hopes that the arbitrator will decide that Herman never had an oral agreement over the property and that she is not entitled to any damages as a result. He is fighting for the allegations to be heard by an adjudicator.
A request to halt the proceedings until the arbitration dispute can be resolved was also submitted by the counsel for the trust. They included a redacted version of the non-disclosure agreement, which stated that any disputes between Herman and Woods needed to be arbitrated. On August 9, 2017, the deal was signed by both of the former partners.
Herman asserts in her own complaint that the NDA ought to be null and unenforceable, citing the Speak Out Act, which provides protection for anyone who has been the victim of sexual assault or harassment.
According to the records, Woods and Herman “had a lengthy connection” that included elements of both their personal and professional lives. According to the lawsuit, Herman asserts that she does not know “now what further facts about her own life she may communicate or with whom” at this time.
According to the story, Herman has not leveled any allegations of wrongdoing against Woods.
The first time that Herman, a woman who had previously worked as a manager at a restaurant, was seen in public with Tiger Woods, was in September 2017 at the Presidents Cup in New Jersey. Since then, the two have been romantically connected. Herman was able to attend the event because she was able to wear a badge that was intended for the girlfriends and spouses of players. This was possible since Woods was an assistant captain for the United States team during the tournament.
Herman has never missed a round of competition that Tiger Woods has played in during the history of their relationship. In all other respects, however, the pair has maintained an extremely low profile throughout the years (which stands in stark contrast to Woods’ former relationship with Lindsey Vonn as well as his highly publicized marriage to and subsequent divorce from Nordegren).
They were only spotted together in public a few times at non-golf-related events, although they did make an appearance at the US Open in 2022 to cheer on Serena Williams from the stands. Herman, who also does not have a social media presence, has only been mentioned on Woods’ Instagram account three times since October of last year.