Tiger Woods is being sued by his ex-girlfriend, Erica Herman, for $30 million. Herman is accusing Woods of orchestrating a scheme to kick her out of their shared home after their split. She claims that there was an oral agreement in place for her to live in the house rent-free for five years after their separation. Woods’ team denies the existence of such an agreement and argues that once the relationship ended, Herman had no right to live there.
Herman is also seeking to have the NDA she signed during their relationship declared unenforceable. Woods is not currently playing in any tournaments, and no specific claims are being made against him as part of the lawsuit. Check out the details via Bleacher report:
Erica Herman, who is Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend, is reportedly suing the golfer for $30 million for allegedly violating a verbal agreement she said was in place by preventing her from accessing the Florida home where they once lived together.
Herman said Woods’ representatives told her they were taking her to the airport for a “short vacation” and then informed her she was “locked out” of the house and could not return once they arrived at the airport.
The basis of the lawsuit is the “oral tenancy agreement” she said the couple had that would have allowed her to live in the house for five more years with a “reasonable rental value” of $30 million total.
Tiger Woods' Ex Says He Owes Her $30 Million for Locking Her Out of His Home Following Their Breakup https://t.co/V6IunwRb64
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Turns out that vacation is turning out to be permanent. Woods, while possibly not being directly involved in the classic misdirection that got Herman out of his house, still has to answer to the charges. If they are true, he likely will have to have a hard conversation with whoever hatched up this comically bad scheme. Bleacher Report continued:
Woods’ trust responded to the lawsuit with documents saying there was no such agreement in place and that she simply lived there as his girlfriend and would then, presumably, live somewhere else after they split.
TMZ previously reported Wednesday that Herman filed legal documents against Woods regarding a non-disclosure agreement she said he made her sign when they started dating.
Herman said the federal Speak Out Act, which prevents a previous NDA from being enforced in a situation involving sexual assault or sexual harassment, applies in this case. She also said Woods’ private trust is enforcing the NDA to prevent her from discussing her experiences with him.
It is unclear if Herman is accusing Woods of any sexual misconduct. Indeed, she may be taking this angle looking for a loophole to stay in Woods home.
The obvious expectation is that when a relationship is over, the person that doesn’t own the residence leaves. In Woods’s case, he owns numerous homes, so it is certainly possible he made some late night promises that Herman would always have a place to live. Who amongst us hasn’t said things we didn’t mean in the throes of whatever Woods might have been in the throes of?
Either way, while $30M might not be a lot to Tiger Woods, he probably has that in his couch cushions, it is still a hard pill to swallow. If there are indeed sexual misconduct allegations, it won’t be uncharted territory for Woods, considering his playboy history. Certainly at some point he will learn. For now, Tiger might be well advised to work on his short game, stay out of the rough, and leave his putter in its bag until this is all sorted out.
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