Tiger Woods’ former girlfriend, Erica Herman, has filed court papers seeking to overturn a nondisclosure agreement she signed, arguing that federal law prohibits an NDA from being applied in assault cases sexual or sexual harassment.
Herman, who dated Woods for six years, filed the lawsuit Monday in a circuit court in Martin County, Florida.
He says Herman “doesn’t know if she can disclose, among other things, facts giving rise to various legal claims she thinks she has.”
“She also does not currently know what other information about her own life she might discuss or with whom,” the document continues. “There is therefore an active dispute between the plaintiff and the defendant for which the plaintiff needs a clarifying statement from the Court.”
The NDA was signed in August 2017, when the couple began a personal and professional relationship, the filing says. Herman was previously general manager of his restaurant The Woods Jupiter.
The lawsuit says the NDA should be struck down because of the Speak Out Act, which protects victims of sexual assault or harassment, but does not make specific allegations against Woods.
In a separate court filing from October, Herman accused Woods of locking her out of Treasure Coast, Florida, the home they shared. She is seeking more than $30 million in damages, according to a lawsuit filed against the Woods-controlled family trust.
The lawsuit says she entered into an “oral tenancy agreement” with Woods that remains in effect for five years. Herman alleges she was tricked into leaving the house after she was told to pack for a vacation. Upon arrival at the airport, she was informed that she had been locked outside the house, according to the file.
“The defendant’s agents attempted to justify their unlawful conduct by paying for a hotel room and certain expenses for a short time, after successfully locking the plaintiff out of her home and scaring her into returning. not,” he says.
Since then, the lawsuit says she repeatedly asked to come back into the house, but the trust and its agents refused and removed her belongings from the residence. The lawsuit also alleges that they misappropriated $40,000 in cash that belonged to him.
Woods’ team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News.
Lawyers for Woods filed a response to Herman’s lawsuit regarding her eviction from the home, saying she was “told she was no longer welcome” after the couple ended their relationship. They said she “responded to the breakup by filing this lawsuit.”