Tiger Woods is denying claims made by his ex-lady friend Erica Herman that she can procure to soundless be released from her non-disclosure agreement essentially essentially based on a laws that allows exceptions for victims of sexual assault.
In new courtroom documents filed by Woods, 47, on Monday and got by PEOPLE, the golfer disputes Herman’s complaint, wherein she requested to void the NDA she signed before every part up of their relationship in 2017. Within the complaint, filed final Monday, Herman suggests that she can procure to soundless no longer be held to the NDA attributable to the federal Ending Forced Arbitration Act, but she does no longer accuse Woods of sexual assault.
“Ms. Herman’s space is fully meritless,” legal professionals for Woods’ have confidence wrote within the documents. “It is a transparent abuse of the judicial process that undermines the function of the federal statute and people whom the statute seeks to supply protection to.”
Lawyers for Woods’ Believe advise that there could be no longer “a single reference to an allegation of sexual harassment or sexual assault” in Herman’s complaint.
“Ms. Herman is no longer a sufferer of sexual assault or abuse,” attorneys acknowledged within the submitting. “Fairly, Ms. Herman is a jilted ex-lady friend who wants to publicly litigate specious claims in courtroom,” it continued.
The submitting renowned that Herman signed the NDA in 2017, binding her to settle disputes privately, “as consideration for” the opportunity “to proceed to exhaust time with Mr. Woods.”
Woods’ attorneys acknowledged, “For larger than six years, Ms. Herman loved the advantages of her agreement,” within the courtroom documents, alleging that his ex-lady friend is “making salacious and insidious implications” of claims referring to to sexual assault disputes.
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Herman had first filed a lawsuit in December, claiming she is owed $30 million because Woods kicked her out of his home before the phrases of their “oral agreement” allowing her to dwell there for one more 5 years came to an cease. And on March 6, she filed a separate complaint soliciting for to be space free of her non-disclosure agreement, citing a laws that allows NDAs to be nullified in cases of sexual assault.
A source shut to Woods urged PEOPLE that Herman is upset regarding the cease of their relationship and that it “change into once mature for a truly long time.”
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The insider acknowledged that Herman “helped him by intention of his accident and recovery,” before issues “went downhill” for the couple for “a diversity of causes.” A vogue of causes being Woods’ “frustration over the injuries, a pair of of which shall be no longer going to gather critically better,” per the source. Woods change into once injured in a 2021 vehicle accident that has restricted his capability to golf.
Herman “change into once extra focused on a protracted-timeframe dedication” than Woods change into once, the insider revealed, adding that Woods’ ex-lady friend “change into once there for him throughout the total thing so she thinks that roughly loyalty is payment something.”
Alternatively, the source acknowledged Woods change into once “getting wired” in his relationship with Herman “even before the accident.”
“It deteriorated additional after he recovered from the accident,” the source added.