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Erica Herman Drops Sexual Assault Lawsuit and NDA Appeal Against Tiger Woods

Former Girlfriend Refutes Harassment Claims in Recent Legal Development

Written & Drafted By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 15-November-2023, 11:20 PM EST.

Erica Herman, Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend, has withdrawn her sexual assault lawsuit and non-disclosure agreement (NDA) appeal against the renowned golfer. In recent legal documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Herman clarified that she was never a victim of sexual harassment or abuse by Woods or his representatives.

Tiger Woods of the U.S. poses with his then-partner, Erica Herman, during practice. (Photo credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs)

Background

Initially, in May, Herman asserted that Woods had pursued a sexual relationship with her during her time as a waitress at his Jupiter, Florida restaurant. She claimed that the NDA she signed was a condition for retaining her job, a move deemed by her attorney, Benjamin Hobas, as a form of sexual harassment.

Legal Developments

Herman officially withdrew her appeal to nullify the 2017 NDA, stating that she never made a claim of sexual harassment. This contradicts her earlier position and the subsequent lawsuit filed against the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Trust, which owns Woods’ residence. The dropped lawsuit sought at least $30 million after Woods requested her to vacate the property.

Tiger Woods and Erica Herman
Tiger Woods and Erica Herman cheer on Rafael Nadal at the 2019 US Open in New York City. (Photo credit: Gotham/GC Images)
 
The Speak Out Act

Herman had initially argued that the NDA should be unenforceable under the Speak Out Act, designed to prohibit the judicial enforceability of nondisclosure clauses in cases of sexual assault or harassment. The legal action against the trust was dropped in July.

Judicial Response

Circuit Judge Elizabeth Metzger rejected Herman’s attempt to void the 2017 agreement, dismissing her allegations against Woods as “vague and threadbare.” The judge noted Herman’s failure to provide specific details regarding any claim of sexual assault or harassment.

Erica Herman drives
Erica Herman, the girlfriend of Playing Captain Tiger Woods of the United States team, looks on from a cart during Thursday four-ball matches on day one of the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on December 12, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo credit: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Living Arrangement Dispute

Herman contended that the NDA allowed her to reside in Woods’ home without expenses in exchange for “extraordinary” services. However, she claimed to have been deceived into leaving the property and subsequently locked out upon her return.

Relationship Timeline

Herman and Woods were romantically linked in 2017 but ended their relationship in 2022. The legal developments come at a time when Woods is recovering from an ankle injury, with his 82 victories tying the record for the most all-time with Sam Snead.

Erica Herman’s decision to drop the sexual assault lawsuit and NDA appeal against Tiger Woods adds a new chapter to their complex legal history. The conflicting narratives and legal maneuvers underscore the intricacies of their past relationship, with the golf legend concurrently focusing on rehabilitation from an ankle injury.

Source : Fox News


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Disclaimer:- This news article was written by the help of syndicated feed, Some of the content and drafting are made by the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) ChatGPT.

About the authorShafeek Ahmad is a freelance writer passionate about business and entrepreneurship. He covers a wide range of topics related to the corporate world and startups. You can find more of his work on Howtobeaspoonie.com.

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    Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.

Shafeek Ahmad
Shafeek Ahmadhttps://howtobeaspoonie.com
Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.
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