Skilled athlete Tiger Woods has responded to ex-girlfriend Erica Herman’s allegations that he unlawfully pressured her to maneuver out of their shared dwelling.
“Mr. Woods invited Ms. Herman to reside with him as his visitor within the Residence. Mr. Woods by no means negotiated an oral tenancy settlement with Ms. Herman,” attorneys for the 47-year-old professional golfer stated in a brand new court docket submitting earlier this week, which was obtained by Us Weekly. “Nor was there ever a written tenancy settlement between Mr. Woods or the Belief.”
Us confirmed on Wednesday, March 8, that Herman, 39, sued Woods and his Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Belief for violating Florida’s Residential Landlord Tenant Act.
Herman, who started courting the California native in 2017, famous in her October 2022 court docket submitting that she has lived at Woods’ residence since he bought the Florida property and “carried out precious companies on the request of [Tiger’s] brokers,” which was a part of an “oral tenancy settlement” that allowed her to reside there. Herman additionally claimed that Woods used premeditated “prohibited practices” and “trickery” to get her to depart the mansion amid their current breakup. Herman is searching for precise and consequential damages of $30 million, primarily based on the rental worth of the property.
Woods, nonetheless, claimed in his March rebuttal that he notified Herman of his intentions to interrupt up and organized for her to “keep at an area luxurious resort” and “offered funds she may apply towards a brand new residence” following the cut up.
“[Erica’s lawsuit] is nothing greater than a clear try by Ms. Herman to keep away from her contractual obligation to arbitrate and to achieve leverage by litigating her disputes with Mr. Woods in a public discussion board,” the athlete’s attorneys claimed of their movement.
Neither the Masters Event champ — who shares two youngsters with ex-wife Elin Nordegren — nor Herman publicly introduced once they ended their romantic relationship, although the previous restaurant supervisor additionally filed to nullify the non-disclosure settlement that she signed at the start of their romance. Herman’s preliminary court docket submitting cited the Communicate Out Act, a regulation that protects victims of sexual harassment and assault, as the explanation that the pair’s NDA needs to be voided however didn’t additional disclose the character of her allegation.
Woods’ authorized group requested of their current submitting for the court docket to find out that Herman’s “landlord-tenant claims don’t represent a ‘sexual harassment dispute.’”
Herman, who was first linked to the PGA Tour champ in November 2017, has not publicly responded to her ex’s new claims.