Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend, Erica Herman has admitted she was never sexually abuse by the golf legend and has dropped legal action against him.
The former restaurant manager stated that she ‘was never a victim of sexual harassment or sexual abuse at the hands of Tiger Woods or any of his agents and it is her position that she never asserted a claim for such,’ in court documents filed to Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal.
Herman dated Woods from 2017 to 2022 and worked at the golfer’s restaurant, The Woods Jupiter in Florida.
She initially claimed she had been forced into signing an NDA when Woods began to pursue a sexual relationship with her and was seeking to sue to be released from the agreement.
But now she has filed an official notice to dismiss her appeal against the NDA, according to People. The appeal was dismissed by order of the court on Tuesday.
Hernan had initially argued that the NDA was not enforceable under the Speak Out Act, which prohibits the agreement in cases of sexual harassment or assault.
In her initial case seeking to void the NDA, Hernan made the startling allegation that the 82-time winner on the PGA Tour had sexually abused her but went into no detail as to what the alleged abuse entailed.
A judge then ruled in May that this meant the Act was not applicable to her NDA.
In her now abandoned appeal over the decision, Hernan’s attorney argued that Woods, ‘imposed an NDA on her as a condition to keep her job when she began having a sexual relationship with him.
‘A boss imposing different work conditions on his employee because of their sexual relationship is sexual harassment.’
In October, she filed an additional $30 million lawsuit against the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust, the legal owner of his mansion in Hobe Sound where the two lived together.
She claimed Woods tricked her into leaving the $40 million Florida mansion where they had lived for six years following their breakup in October 2022.
She alleged that when Woods ‘became disgruntled with their sexual relationship, he tricked her into leaving her home, locked her out, took her cash, pets, and personal possessions, and tried to strong-arm her into signing a different NDA’ according to the lawsuit which was axed in July.
Woods and Herman were together for six years after being first spotted at the Presidents Cup in New Jersey in October 2017. They later broke things off on October 13, 2022.