- Herman – the former manager at Woods’ Jupiter restaurant – tried to sue him over an NDA she claimed she was forced to sign at the start of their relationship
- Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal dismissed her appeal to get out of the NDA on Tuesday
- Herman stated in court filings she, ‘was never a victim of sexual harassment or sexual abuse at the hands of Tiger Woods’
Tiger Woods‘ ex-girlfriend Erica Herman has admitted she was never the victim of sexual abuse by the golfer as she dropped legal action against him.
The former restaurant manager stated that she ‘was never a victim of sexual harassment or sexual abuse at the hands of Tiger Woods or any of his agents and it is her position that she never asserted a claim for such,’ in court documents filed to Florida‘s Fourth District Court of Appeal.
Herman dated Woods from 2017 to 2022 and was employed at the golfer’s restaurant, The Woods Jupiter.
She initially claimed she had been forced into signing an NDA when Woods began to pursue a sexual relationship with her and was seeking to sue to be released from the agreement.
But now she has filed an official notice to dismiss her appeal against the NDA, according to People. The appeal was dismissed by order of the court on Tuesday.
Tiger Woods’s former girlfriend Erica Herman has dropped her $30 million sexual harassment lawsuit against the 82-time PGA tour winner
Herman has also abandoned an appeal to void an NDA she signed at the start of her relationship with Woods in 2017
The couple were first spotted at the Presidents Cup in New Jersey in October 2017 (pictured)
Hernan had initially argued that the NDA was not enforceable under the Speak Out Act, which prohibits the agreement in cases of sexual harassment or assault.
In her initial case seeking to void the NDA, Hernan made the startling allegation that the 82-time winner on the PGA Tour had sexually abused her but went into no detail as to what the alleged abuse entailed.
A judge then ruled in May that this meant the Act was not applicable to her NDA.
In her now abandoned appeal over the decision, Hernan’s attorney argued that Woods, ‘imposed an NDA on her as a condition to keep her job when she began having a sexual relationship with him.
‘A boss imposing different work conditions on his employee because of their sexual relationship is sexual harassment.’
She claimed Woods tricked her into leaving the $40 million Florida mansion where they had lived together for six years following their breakup in October 2022.
She alleged that when Woods ‘became disgruntled with their sexual relationship, he tricked her into leaving her home, locked her out, took her cash, pets, and personal possessions, and tried to strong-arm her into signing a different NDA’ according to the lawsuit which was axed in July.
In court filings, Herman’s attorney wrote that she ‘was never a victim of sexual harassment or sexual abuse at the hands of Tiger Woods’
The couple were together until October 2022. Herman previously claimed that Woods had tricked her out of the Florida home where they were living following the break up
Herman also filed a lawsuit in October against the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust, which is the legal owner of his mansion in Hobe Sound where the two lived together
Woods and Herman were together for six years after being first spotted at the Presidents Cup in New Jersey in October 2017.
Once they started dating the two became inseparable, with Herman regularly supporting him at golf tournaments.
Rumors first began swirling about them after Erica was seen wearing a ‘player spouse’ badge, usually given to wives and girlfriends.
The following month, they went public about their relationship.
Woods’s lawyers state that he broke things off on October 13, 2022.
The golf star is currently nursing an ankle injury which forced him to withdraw from the 2023 Masters tournament.
His representatives have been contacted for comment.