Tiger Woods' ex-girlfriend Erica Herman accuses him of sexual harassment, says he 'forced her to sign NDA'
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA: Erica Herman, the ex-girlfriend of Tiger Woods, is suing the golfer alleging the athlete made her sign a non-disclosure agreement regarding their sexual affair. She claims that Woods threatened that she’ll lose her job if she doesn’t comply with his demand. On Friday, May 5, a state court in Florida threw more light on Herman’s position on the key piece of evidence, however, the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) was previously part of the $30 million.
“Tiger Woods was Ms Herman’s boss. On Mr Woods’s own portrayal of events, he 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,” said Herman’s attorney, Benjamin Hodas, as per USA Today. He further as per court documents, “Tiger Woods, the internationally renowned athlete and one of the most powerful figures in global sports, decided to pursue a sexual relationship with his employee, then – according to him – forced her to sign an NDA about it or else be fired from her job,” said the document filed by her lawyer.
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'Conduct amounts to sexual harassment'
“And, when he 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.” The court documents also shed light on the events that led up to the 15-time major champion allegedly kicking her out of the home they used to share, “The landlord made the availability of her housing conditional on her having a sexual relationship with a cotenant. That conduct amounts to sexual harassment under federal and Florida fair housing laws,” reports SCMP.
'Within the ambit of Ending Forced Arbitration Act'
The documents conclude, “The short summary of events here and the defendant’s own linking of the purported agreement to his sexual motivations in both her employment and housing are sufficient to bring this case within the ambit of the Ending Forced Arbitration Act.”