Tiger Woods never had a lease — written or oral — with ex-girlfriend Erica Herman, his lawyers say.
Herman, 38, is suing a trust, she claims Woods, 47, has controls, claiming that he tricked her into getting the Florida mansion where they lived together for six years after their October breakup.
She claimed she had a verbal agreement with Woods’ trust – the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust – who is the legal owner of his mansion in Hobe Sound where the two lived together, allowing her to live in the property for 11 years.
In the lawsuit, which Woods is reportedly “terrified” due to concerns about “another scandal,” Herman is suing the PGA Tour star’s trust for $30 million for what she says is “dereliction of duty” that left her “serious.” sorrow. emotional damage.
In papers filed in October, Herman said she could have continued to live in the house for another five years, but Woods used “cheating” after breaking up with her in October.
Erica Herman claims Tiger Woods tricked her into leaving the Florida mansion where they lived together for six years after their October breakup
Woods’ lawyers said the golf star never had a verbal or written lease with Herman to live in his $48 million Florida home and that she was living in the property as a “guest.”
Herman sued the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust, which owns the home in Hobe Sound where she lived with Woods for six years while they were together. Located on Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound has been home to former presidents and A-listers
The complaint says she provided “valuable services” at Woods’ request as part of the “verbal lease,” which entitled her to live in the property for a “specified period of time.”
But in Herman’s latest lawsuit filed by DailyMail.com, Woods’ lawyers dispute that he never negotiated a written or oral lease with her and that she lived at the property as a “guest” of the golf icon.
“During their relationship, Mr. Woods invited Ms. Herman to stay with him as his resident guest,” the motion read.
‘Mr. Woods never negotiated a verbal lease with Mrs. Herman. Nor was there ever a written lease between Mr Woods or the Trust on the one hand and Mrs Herman on the other. Mr. Woods has never transferred any ownership interest in or title to the residence to Mrs. Herman.”
Herman claimed that former world No. 1 Woods persuaded her to go on a short vacation and when she arrived at the airport his representatives told her she had been locked out.
Herman also claimed that Woods’ representatives took $40,000 of her money and made “villainous and slanderous allegations” about how she got the money.
The latest motions alleged that Woods arranged for Herman to stay at a local luxury resort and gave her money to sign up for a new home following their October breakup.
Woods and Herman were together for six years, but split in October 2022
The couple were last seen together at the US Open in August 2022
In Herman’s latest lawsuit against the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust, Woods applied to intervene as a defendant in the case in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Martin County, Florida.
In the motion to intervene, the 15-time grand winner’s lawyers wrote that Herman sued the trust instead of Woods to avoid an agreement she made with him to arbitrate all disputes.
Woods’ lawyers argue that the trust owns “only a limited residual interest” in his home in Jupiter, Florida, and that Herman’s grievances are against Woods, not the trust.
“While this action relates to Mr. Woods’ personal residence and arises from Mr. Woods’ decision that Plaintiff may no longer reside in his home following the breach, Plaintiff has not sued Mr. Woods,” the motion to enter into to grab.
“The disputes raised by Mrs. Herman in the lawsuit against the trust are in fact disputes between Mrs. Herman and Mr. Woods.”
Herman is also suing Woods over a non-disclosure agreement she says was wrongly forced on her, citing the Speak Out Act, in which he alleges in the lawsuit that he sexually assaulted her.
In court seeking to nullify the NDA she signed with him on August 9, 2017, Herman made the surprising claim that the 82-time PGA Tour winner had been sexually assaulted, but did not go into details about what it was. alleged abuse, simply check the ‘yes’ box under the question ‘Does this case involve allegations of sexual abuse?’
The most recent lawsuit notes that Woods initiated arbitration proceedings on Dec. 22 to determine that Herman has no right to live in his residence and is not entitled to monetary damages from him.
Herman did not go into detail about what the alleged abuse entailed, but simply ticked the “yes” box under the question “Does this case involve allegations of sexual abuse?”
Herman had worked as a general manager at her friend’s restaurant at the Genesis Open at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, California
However, the proceedings were dropped on January 26 after Herman claimed she could not be forced into arbitration because “her claims of breach of an oral lease involved a “sexual harassment litigation.”
Woods and Herman were together for six years after they were first spotted at the Presidents Cup in New Jersey in October 2017.
She had been working as a general manager at the restaurant – a pop-up at the Genesis Open at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, California, where Woods recently returned to for the first time since the British Open last July for the first time since the British Open. competitive golf – owned by her boyfriend.
Woods’ lawyers previously stated that he broke things up on October 13, 2022, and that Herman “responded to the breakup by filing this lawsuit.”
They added that her claim that she wants to live in the property “directly conflicts with the best interests of Woods and his children, who live in the house with the professional golfer.”