Tiger Woods says he put Erica Herman up in a luxury hotel and gave her money for a new apartment after they split: court documents
Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend, Erica Herman, filed a lawsuit for being evicted from his home.
Herman sued the trust that owns the home, and Woods is asking the court to add him as a defendant.
He said he offered her money and put her up in a hotel after the split.
Tiger Woods says he made every effort to provide his Ex-girlfriend Erica Herman at a “luxury resort” after the couple split last year and “provided money that she could apply for new residency,” according to a new court filing.
Shortly after the couple split in October, Herman sued the trust who owns the house they lived in together. She has said in court documents that she was evicted from the home without notice, in violation of a verbal agreement that she had to live in the home rent-free.
Woods argues that she was there as a guest and that he no longer owes her.
In a court filing Wednesday, Woods’ attorneys said the golfer and his two children are the only potential beneficiaries of the trust that owns the home and the only people who have the right to live there.
Woods is trying to join a lawsuit Herman has filed against the trust. He argues she only sued the trust, which owns part of his home on Jupiter Island, Fla., to circumvent an arbitration clause in a non-disclosure agreement.
His lawyers filed a motion for intervention on Wednesday, arguing that he should be a defendant in the case.
“The disputes raised by Ms. Herman in the lawsuit against the trust are actually disputes between Ms. Herman and Mr. Woods,” Woods’ attorneys wrote.
Representatives for Woods and Herman did not immediately respond to insider requests for comment Friday.
Herman filed her lawsuit against the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust for $30 million in damages shortly after Woods broke up with her in October, but the lawsuit wasn’t reported until this week.
Herman, who also worked as the manager of Woods’ restaurant in Jupiter, Fla., said she was “tricked” into moving out of Woods’ home.
Herman said she was told to pack up for a short vacation, but when she left the house she was told she had been locked out of the apartment where she had lived with Woods for the past six years.
Herman said the defendants “attempted to justify their illegal behavior by paying for a hotel room and certain expenses for a short period of time.”
She alleges in the lawsuit that by evicting the trust, the trust breached an oral agreement that allowed her to live in the house rent-free in exchange for providing “valuable services.” While Herman doesn’t explain in detail what those valuable services entailed, she said she kept her end of the bargain.
“The duties performed and expected of the plaintiff were extensive and of an extraordinary nature given the overall circumstances and environment in which she lived,” the complaint reads.
Herman claims she had five years left in that tenancy when she was kicked out of the house.
In a separate lawsuit filed Monday, Herman asked a judge to lift her non-disclosure agreement with Woods. Herman argues that the non-disclosure agreement is unenforceable based on the federal Speaking Act, which abrogates such agreements in situations where sexual harassment or sexual assault has occurred. However, Herman’s filing does not detail any specific allegations of wrongdoing.
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