A former girlfriend of Tiger Woods has been denied her request to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) she purportedly signed, and she must pursue her claims against the legendary golfer through private arbitration. It’s important to note that this isn’t the same incident that prompted Woods to take Ambien to enhance their intimate life over a decade ago, nor does it involve Lindsey Vonn.
According to reports, Florida Circuit Judge Elizabeth Metzger dismissed Erica Herman’s attempt to nullify the 2017 NDA between her and Woods, in which she accused him of sexual harassment. Metzger deemed Herman’s allegations to be lacking in specific details and substance. The public last saw the couple together at last year’s U.S. Open, towards the end of their six-year relationship. However, their current situation has taken a sharp turn.
Metzger’s 11-page opinion stated, “Herman has had the opportunity to provide factual specificity for any claim relating to sexual assault or sexual harassment, however, she has not done so.”
Herman isn’t the first of Woods’ ex-girlfriends to take legal action involving an NDA. Kristin Smith did so a few years ago, alleging Woods’ infidelity. It appears to be a recurring theme for Woods. In this particular case, Herman filed a lawsuit against both Woods personally and the trust that owns his $54 million Florida mansion. She sought $30 million in damages for unspecified claims of sexual harassment from the trust and an undisclosed amount from Woods himself. Forbes estimates Woods’ net worth to be around $1.1 billion. Compared to the SUV incident that marred his golf career, this matter seems relatively straightforward.