Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend, Erica Herman, is attempting to have a Non Disclosure Agreement signed by the golfer nullified.
According to court documents released on Wednesday, March 8, Herman, 39, cited two federal rules that allow NDAs to become null and void if sexual harassment or sexual assault charges surface.
The federal Eliminating Forced Arbitration Of Sexual Assault And Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 and the Speak Out Act are the legislation in question.
Herman has not yet officially accused Woods of sexual assault or harassment, but the golfer has previously admitted to struggling with sex addiction.
The former couple’s first public sighting was at the President’s Cup in September 2017, one month after Herman signed Woods’ NDA.
Herman says in the legal request reportedly seen by PageSix that she is unsure whether Woods’ NDA is “not valid or enforceable,” and so she is seeking clarity from the court.
She also wants to know if the NDA can indeed be enforced, whether she still has a right to speak out on a bevy of issues, including her “own experiences,” the “experiences of her family members,” information learned by people “not covered” by the NDA and whether she can respond to statements Wood has “made or published about her.”
She added in the court filing that she is “unsure whether she may disclose,” among other things, “facts giving rise to various legal claims she believes she has.”
“She is also currently unsure what other information about her own life she may discuss or with whom,” the document also states.
In the legal filings Herman did not specify which public statements or information she would like to address.
Herman and Woods were previously involved in a high-profile vehicle accident that resulted in a fatality.
In May 2019, the parents of Nicholas Immesberger, who died in a car accident after drinking too much at The Woods Jupiter restaurant in Jupiter, Fla., which is owned by Woods and managed by Herman, sued both Woods and Herman.
According to court filings, the family claimed that their son, a bartender, was “over-served” at the golfer’s establishment.
Woods was removed from the case in June 2019, while Herman was removed later that year.