Tiger Woods ‘never had an agreement with Erica Herman to allow her to live in her house,’ lawyers claim
Tiger Woods never had a lease, written or oral, with his ex-girlfriend Erica Herman, his lawyers said.
Herman, 38, is suing a trust, claims Woods, 47, controls, claiming that he tricked her into leaving the Florida mansion where they had lived together for six years after their breakup in October.
He claimed he had a verbal agreement with Woods’ trust, the Jupiter Island Homestead Irrevocable Trust, which is the legal owner of his mansion in Hobe Sound where the two lived together, that allowed him to live on the property for 11 years.
In the lawsuit, which Woods is said to be ‘terrified’ by concerns of ‘another scandal’, Herman is suing the PGA Tour star for $30 million for what she says are ‘dereliction of duty’. ‘ which left her suffering ‘gravely’. emotional damage.
In papers filed in October, Herman said she should have been allowed to live in the house for another five years, but Woods used “deception” after breaking up with her in October.
Erica Herman alleges that Tiger Woods tricked her into leaving the Florida mansion where they lived together for six years after their breakup in October.
Woods’ attorneys said the golf star never had an oral or written lease with Herman to live in his $48 million Florida home and that she lived on the property as a “guest.”
Herman is suing the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust, which owns the Hobe Sound home in which she lived with Woods for six years while they were together. Hobe Sound, which is located on the island of Jupiter, has been home to former presidents and personalities
The complaint says that she provided “valuable services” at Woods’ request as part of the “oral lease,” which gave her the right to live on the property for a “certain period of time.”
But in the latest court filing in Herman’s lawsuit seen by DailyMail.com, Woods’ lawyers dispute that he never negotiated a written or oral lease with her and that she lived on the property as a ‘guest’ of the golf icon. .
“During their relationship, Mr. Woods invited Ms. Herman to live with him as his guest at the Residence,” the motion says.
‘Mister. Woods never negotiated an oral lease with Ms. Herman. Nor was there ever a written lease between Mr. Woods or the Trust, on the one hand, and Ms. Herman, on the other. Mr. Woods never transferred to Ms. Herman any ownership interest or rights of possession in the Residence.’
Herman alleged that former world No. 1 Woods convinced her to go on vacation and when she arrived at the airport, she was told by her representatives that she had been blocked.
Herman also claimed that representatives for Woods took $40,000 of his money and made “defamatory and libelous allegations” about how he obtained the money.
The latest motions claimed that Woods arranged for Herman to stay at a local luxury resort and gave him money to apply for a new residence after their October breakup.
Woods and Herman were together for six years but broke up in October 2022.
The pair were last seen together at the US Open in August 2022.
In the most recent court filing in Herman’s lawsuit against the Jupiter Island Homestead Irrevocable Trust, Woods asked to intervene as a defendant in the case in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Martin County, Florida.
In the motion to intervene, lawyers for the 15-time top winner wrote that Herman had sued the trust in Woods’ stead to prevent an agreement she had made with him to arbitrate all disputes.
Woods’ attorneys say the trust has “only a limited remaining interest” in his home in Jupiter, Florida, and that Herman’s complaints are against Woods and not the trust.
“Although this action involves the personal residence of Mr. Woods and arises from Mr. Woods’ decision that Plaintiff should no longer live in his home after the breakup, Plaintiff did not sue Mr. Woods,” the motion reads. To intervene.
“The disputes raised by Ms. Herman in the lawsuit against the trust are, in fact, disputes between Ms. Herman and Mr. Woods.”
Herman is also taking Woods to court over an NDA that she says is being unfairly imposed on her, citing the Speak Out Act, alleging in the bombshell lawsuit that he sexually abused her.
In the court filing to quash the NDA, which she had signed with him on August 9, 2017, Herman made the shocking allegation that the 82-time PGA Tour winner had sexually abused, but did not elaborate on what the alleged entailed. abuse. , simply by checking the ‘yes’ box under the question ‘Does this case involve allegations of sexual abuse?’
The latest court filing notes that Woods began arbitration proceedings on December 22 to establish that Herman has no right to live at his residence and is not entitled to receive money damages from him.
Herman does not go into detail about what the alleged abuse entails, simply checking the “yes” box under the question “Does this case involve allegations of sexual abuse?”
The couple was first seen at the Presidents Cup in New Jersey in October 2017.
However, the proceedings were halted on January 26 after Herman argued that she cannot be compelled to arbitrate because “her allegations of breach of an oral lease involve a ‘sexual harassment dispute’.”
Woods and Herman were together for six years after they were first seen at the Presidents Cup in New Jersey in October 2017.
She had worked as general manager at the restaurant, a Genesis Open pop-up at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, California, where Woods recently returned to competitive golf for the first time since the British Open last July, owned by his boyfriend.
Woods’ lawyers previously stated that he broke things off on October 13, 2022, and that Herman “responded to the breakup by filing this lawsuit.”
They added that his assertion that he wants to live at the property is “directly adverse” to the interests of Woods and his children, who live in the house with the professional golfer.