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Ex-girlfriend drops lawsuits against Tiger Woods, says she never claimed sexual harassment

by Gabriel Martinez
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Tiger Woods Lawsuit

Tiger Woods’ former partner, Erica Herman, has withdrawn her legal actions against the renowned golfer and the trust overseeing his Florida residence. She clarified that she had never accused him of sexual harassment, despite previous statements to the contrary by her lawyer.

Herman’s legal representative submitted a brief notification in a state court recently, discontinuing her $30 million lawsuit against the trust responsible for Woods’ mansion. This dismissal is definitive, preventing any future reassertion of the claim. Herman had alleged that Woods had promised her residency in the expansive 30,000-square-foot beachfront property until 2026 but evicted her abruptly last year.

Erica Herman emphasized through her lawyer, Benjamin Hodas, that she has never been a victim of sexual harassment or abuse by Tiger Woods or anyone associated with him. Moreover, she asserts that she never made such allegations. Hodas had previously alleged multiple times that Woods had sexually harassed his client.

Another lawsuit filed against Woods was dismissed by a judge in May, and an appeal regarding this decision was also withdrawn this week. There is no indication of any settlement in the court records for either case, although such agreements could have been made privately.

Hodas was unavailable for comment on these developments, and Woods’ lawyer, J.B. Murray, also declined to comment.

Herman and Woods were in a relationship from 2015 until October 2022, with Herman moving into Woods’ $54 million mansion near Palm Beach in 2016. She had been managing Woods’ restaurant in Palm Beach County before and during their relationship. In 2017, she signed a nondisclosure agreement prohibiting her from publicly discussing their relationship and mandating private arbitration for any legal disputes with Woods.

Hodas claimed in court that Herman didn’t recall signing the nondisclosure agreement and suggested she might have been coerced, believing she would lose her job otherwise.

Hodas also argued that the nondisclosure agreement was invalid under a new federal law, which allows such contracts to be voided in cases of sexual abuse or harassment. He claimed that Woods’ purported threat of termination constituted harassment.

Circuit Judge Elizabeth Metzger, however, dismissed Herman’s attempt to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement, finding her allegations insubstantial and vague.

Forbes Magazine estimates Woods’ net worth at $1.1 billion. In 2017, he transferred the ownership of his mansion to the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust, a trust he established for himself and his two children.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tiger Woods Lawsuit

Has Erica Herman withdrawn her lawsuits against Tiger Woods?

Yes, Erica Herman has withdrawn her lawsuits against Tiger Woods and the trust owning his Florida mansion. She clarified that she never accused him of sexual harassment, a claim previously suggested by her attorney.

What was the nature of the lawsuit Erica Herman filed against Tiger Woods’ trust?

Erica Herman’s lawsuit against the trust owning Tiger Woods’ mansion sought $30 million. She claimed that Woods promised her residency in his beachfront mansion until 2026 but evicted her unexpectedly in the previous year.

Did a court dismiss another lawsuit against Tiger Woods?

Yes, a separate lawsuit against Tiger Woods was dismissed by a judge in May. An appeal related to this decision was also subsequently withdrawn.

What did Erica Herman’s attorney argue about the nondisclosure agreement she signed?

Erica Herman’s attorney, Benjamin Hodas, argued that the nondisclosure agreement she signed, which barred her from discussing her relationship with Woods publicly, was unenforceable under a new federal law. He suggested that it could be voided in cases of sexual harassment or abuse, claiming that Woods’ alleged threat to fire Herman constituted harassment.

What is Tiger Woods’ net worth according to Forbes Magazine?

According to Forbes Magazine, Tiger Woods’ net worth is estimated to be $1.1 billion.

More about Tiger Woods Lawsuit

  • Tiger Woods and Erica Herman Legal Case
  • Erica Herman Lawsuit Withdrawal
  • Tiger Woods’ Net Worth and Legal Matters
  • Nondisclosure Agreement in Woods-Herman Case
  • Overview of Tiger Woods’ Legal Disputes

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5 comments

Jake87 November 17, 2023 - 1:44 pm

Wow, this is huge news! Can’t believe Herman dropped the lawsuit, what’s going on?

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SportySpice November 17, 2023 - 3:45 pm

First the golf world, now legal drama, Tiger’s life is never dull huh?

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LegalEagle November 17, 2023 - 6:31 pm

Interesting to see how these high-profile cases turn out, always more to it than meets the eye.

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GolfPro99 November 17, 2023 - 7:42 pm

Tiger’s been through a lot, legal stuffs just never ends for him does it

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SandyBeach November 18, 2023 - 7:17 am

kinda confused, thought her lawyer said there was harassment? now saying no? what??

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