Tiger Woods’ ex Erica Herman asks court to reconsider private arbitration verdict
Tiger Woods ex Erica Herman asks court to reconsider sending $30 million lawsuit to private arbitration as bitter row to invalidate NDA over sexual harassment claim continues
- Last month, it was decided that the Herman-Woods feud should go to private arbitration
- The couple split last October and public tension quickly ensued
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Erica Herman, Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend, has filed a petition in a Florida state court to reconsider the ruling that sent her dispute with the golfer to private arbitration.
Herman, 38, wants the case to go to a public court, but a judge rejected that case last month. According to USA Today, a lawyer for Herman filed the new request on Wednesday.
In May, Judge Elizabeth Metzger rejected Herman’s attempt to overturn the non-disclosure agreement with ex-boyfriend Woods and ordered the former couple to settle lawsuits seeking millions in damages through arbitration.
The Florida judge said claims of sexual harassment were not supported by documents requested by circuit court.
Metzger denied Herman’s motion to nullify the NDA with Woods drafted in 2017, according to the 11-page document. Herman’s lawyer initially claimed no non-disclosure agreement was signed, but said at a hearing earlier this month that there was a signed agreement, but it did not match the version presented in court.
The legal row between Erica Herman and Tiger Woods took another turn on Thursday
Herman has asked the court to reconsider May’s ruling that the dispute with Woods be settled through private arbitration rather than a public court
Herman has also previously accused Woods of sexual harassment. They broke up in October and Herman claimed that Woods tricked her into leaving the mansion they lived together in Florida.
Herman has sought more than $30 million in damages in a lawsuit against Woods.
“Herman had the opportunity to provide factual specificity for any claim involving sexual assault or sexual harassment, but she failed to do so,” Metzger wrote in May.
Herman met Woods as the manager of his Palm Beach restaurant and argued that a non-disclosure agreement would only cover her work role and relationship with Woods, the owner.
Woods and his trust were both named in Herman’s lawsuit seeking $30 million. The trust is included because it owns Woods’ Florida mansion, according to court documents.