Tiger Woods by no means sexually assaulted Erica Herman as she made the confession while dropping the civil lawsuit in opposition to the enduring golf legend.
Her problem to be launched from a signed non-disclosure settlement has equally been dropped in Florida’s Fourth District Court docket of Attraction, after a decide certain her to the doc in Could 2023.
The pair had dated between 2017 and 2022 earlier than Herman claimed the Communicate Out Act as a option to get out of a NDA in opposition to the 15-time main winner. The Communicate Out Act permits individuals to be launched from the binding contract to talk about sexual assault.
Herman “was by no means a sufferer of sexual harassment or sexual abuse by the hands of Tiger Woods,” she wrote in a discover to the court docket, in keeping with Fox Information. “Or any of his brokers, and it’s her place that she by no means asserted a declare for such.”
Fourth declare in opposition to Woods ends
It is the fourth time that the restaurant supervisor has challenged Woods in court docket, and it is the third time her claims have been repelled by judges or dropped.
She had sued Jupiter Island Irrevocable Belief, the group which owns Woods‘ Florida dwelling, for $30m after she claimed he tricked her into leaving and locked her out, which in her view breached a contract that allowed her to stay there for 5 years.
Herman dropped the lawsuit in July 2023 earlier than her enchantment in opposition to the NDA and her lawsuit in opposition to him for sexual assault have been each dropped, with an earlier enchantment in opposition to the NDA additionally being rejected in court docket.
In her earlier problem to the NDA, Circuit Decide Elizabeth Metzger wrote that she lacked “factual specificity” for “any declare regarding sexual assault or sexual harassment”, in keeping with Folks journal.
Woods is at present inactive from golf as he bids to get better from an ankle damage sustained within the Masters in April 2023, though rumors are that he might be set to return to skilled motion.