Legal allegations have been made against Tiger Woods by his ex-girlfriend, with whom he had a relationship that ended in October, regarding a non-disclosure agreement and her residence at Woods’ home in Hobe Sound, Florida.
Recent court documents in Martin County, Florida state that Woods’ Ex-Girlfriend Erica Herman is asking for a ruling on the scope of the NDA because she feels it is unenforceable. Herman claimed a quick split in a separate file and is suing for the right to seek damages for the final five years of a purported oral tenancy agreement.
The NDA, which was provided to the court via a related matter and was largely redacted, is at the heart of the arguments. The NDA stipulates that “any disputes, claims or controversies arising between us of any type or character whatsoever…shall be handled by obligatory BINDING secret arbitration to the greatest extent permissible by law,” according to court documents. The NDA was signed on August 9, 2017.
Tiger Woods ex-girlfriend Erica Herman
Herman, meanwhile, is seeking a judicial decision to learn more about the NDA’s enforceability as well as her obligations and perhaps those of those close to her concerning her relationship with Woods. According to Herman’s complaint, she is “not certain if she may reveal, among other things, facts giving rise to numerous legal rights she feels she has. She is unclear of who or with whom to reveal any additional details regarding her personal life at the moment.”
Herman mentions the Speak Out Act, which forbids NDAs reached before “a dispute arises regarding sexual assault or sexual harassment in violation of federal, tribal, or state law,” in the complaint she filed this week. In December 2022, the Speak Out Act became a law. Although Herman hasn’t specifically accused Woods of sexual assault, the civil cover sheet provided by her lawyer Benjamin Hodas shows that the complaint contains allegations of sexual abuse.
An inquiry for comment was not immediately answered by Woods’ representative.
Following their breakup, Woods and Herman have been embroiled in legal challenges, many of which are centred on Herman’s ability to dwell in Woods’ house.
Court records show that on October 13, 2022, Woods discontinued the relationship. The Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust, which Woods established in February 2017 and is the owner of his primary property in Hobe Sound, was the target of a second complaint made by Herman thirteen days later. In essence, the October complaint asserts that Herman was subject to an oral tenancy agreement with Woods for six years, with about five years more to run on it.
In Herman’s complaint, it is claimed that the oral tenancy agreement “gave the plaintiff the right to live in the residence for a specific period” and that “the duties that were performed by, and expected of [her] were extensive and of an extraordinary nature in light of the overall circumstances and environment in which she lived.”