Tiger Woods denies Erica Herman’s rental claims during lawsuit
Professional sportsman Tiger Woods he replied to his ex-girlfriend Erika Hermanshe claims he wrongfully forced her to move out of their shared home.
“Mr. Woods invited Ms. Herman to live with him at the residence. Mr. Woods never negotiated a verbal lease with Ms. Herman,” attorneys for the 47-year-old professional golfer said in a new court filing filed earlier this week. Us Weekly. “There was never a written lease between Mr. Woods or the Trust.”
U.S on Wednesday, March 8, confirmed that Herman, 39, had sued Woods and the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust for violating the Florida Home Tenant Act.
Herman, who began dating the California native in 2017, noted in a court filing filed in October 2022 that she had been living at Woods’ residence since purchasing the Florida property and had “performed valuable services at his request. [Tiger’s] agents’, which was part of an ‘oral lease’ allowing him to live there. Herman also alleged that Woods used premeditated “forbidden practices” and “tricks” to leave the mansion amid their recent split. Herman is seeking $30 million in actual and consequential damages based on the property’s rent.
But Woods claimed in his March rebuttal that he had notified Herman of his intention to break up and had arranged for her to “stay at a local luxury resort” after the divorce and “provided he could claim money for a new place to live.”
“[Erica’s lawsuit] is nothing more than a transparent attempt by Ms. Herman to avoid her contractual arbitration obligation and gain leverage by litigating her disputes with Mr. Woods in a public forum,” the athlete’s attorneys argued in their motion.
Neither is the Masters Tournament champion, who has two children with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren – Herman also did not publicly announce when they ended their love relationship, although the former restaurant manager also requested the annulment of the confidentiality agreement signed at the beginning of the romance. Herman’s first court filing cited the Speak Out Act, a law protecting victims of sexual harassment and assault, as the reason the couple’s NDA should be voided, but did not reveal the nature of the allegation.
In a recent filing, Woods’ legal team asked the court to find that Herman’s “tenant-tenant claims do not constitute a ‘sexual harassment dispute.’
Herman, who was first linked to the PGA Tour champion in November 2017, has not publicly responded to his ex’s new allegations.