Erica Herman, the ex-girlfriend of Tiger Woods, has dropped her $30 million lawsuit against the legendary golfer’s estate alleging that the trust violated the Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Act when she was locked out of his Jupiter Island mansion, CNN reported.
Despite dropping the October 2022 complaint, the 39-year-old’s appeal against a judge’s decision to dismiss a separate lawsuit is still pending, per New York Post. Herman filed that lawsuit demanding that a 2017 non-disclosure agreement she signed with Woods, 47, be annulled. A ruling on that appeal is yet to be made.
Herman, in the dismissed lawsuit, had alleged that the manner in which she was locked out of her ex-boyfriend’s Florida mansion was a violation of the state’s Residential Landlord Tenant Act. The complaint alleged that “agents of the Defendant” told Herman “to pack a suitcase for a short vacation” before informing her she was no longer welcome at Woods’ home after getting to the airport, CNN reported.
That incident is said to have happened after Woods and Herman broke up, per New York Post. Herman also alleged that an “oral tenancy agreement” she had with Woods allowed her to stay in her ex-boyfriend’s home, adding that the arrangement also meant she had five more years to live there after they ended their relationship.
Court documents that were filed last month stated that a scheduled August hearing for the case would no longer take place because of Herman’s decision to drop the complaint. “The Plaintiff, ERICA HERMAN, by and through her undersigned counsel, hereby dismisses without prejudice her Complaint, filed on October 26, 2022, pending resolution of the appeal in Herman v. Woods,” the filing reportedly stated, “and determination of whether her claims are subject to arbitration.”
Herman in the other lawsuit had also asked a judge to nullify the NDA because Woods allegedly sexually harassed her. But the judge described those claims as “vague and threadbare”, and on two separate occasions, ruled that the case should go to private arbitration, New York Post reported.
Herman was working at Woods’ Jupiter Island-based “The Woods” restaurant when she signed the 2017 NDA and they started their romantic affair. She claimed that the billionaire golfer’s desire to have a sexual relationship with her while she was working under him was a form of sexual harassment. She argued the NDA was, therefore, invalid as a result of that.
Woods in court documents has, however, denied Herman’s claims and labeled her as a “jilted ex-girlfriend.”