Tiger Woods‘ ex-girlfriend Erica Herman asked the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in Martin County, Florida to void the NDA contract the professional golfer supposedly made her sign in 2017.
In her civil lawsuit, the plaintiff claims the non-disclosure agreement is “not judicially enforceable in this case under the federal Speak Out Act,” which seeks to nullify NDAs in cases involving sexual assault or sexual harassment. However, Herman has not made any specific accusations targeting the athlete.
“Because of the aggressive use of the (NDA) against her by (Woods) and the trust under his control, (Herman) is unsure whether she may disclose, among other things, facts giving rise to various legal claims she believes she has,” the lawsuit reads, per The Athletic. “She is also currently unsure what other information about her own life she may discuss or with whom.”
This is the second lawsuit she has filed. Her first suit was initially filed in October against the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust. Herman argues that she had an oral agreement with the trust that allowed her to live at Woods’ home for another five years. Since she was asked to move out following the end of their relationship in October, Herman alleges she’s owed $30 million after the oral agreement was breached.
“Ms. Herman then sued the Trust claiming for the first time that she and Mr. Woods (allegedly acting as agent for the Trust) entered an ‘oral tenancy agreement’ relating to the Residence,” the filed suit states.
Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend seeks compensation for lost $40,000 personal cash
The plaintiff claims employees of the trust “locked her out of the Residence, removed her personal belongings, and informed her she could not return.” Additionally, she claims that the trust mishandled $40,000 of her personal money while she was locked out of the residence.
Under the lawsuit, Herman claims she is owed for consequential monetary damages, injunctive relief, and attorneys’ fees under the Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Act.
Attorneys representing the trust largely disagree with Herman’s filing and noted under her NDA she should settle any legal issues with Woods through confidential arbitration, rather than in a public setting. They also claim Herman and the golfer never reached an oral agreement in regards to the home and therefore is not owed any compensation.
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