Tiger Woods is in the clear regarding allegations of sexual harassment and assault made by his ex-girlfriend Erica Herman.
According to documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Herman has dropped her sexual assault lawsuit and appeal against the golf legend.
In a written statement, Herman clarified that she “was never a victim of sexual harassment or sexual abuse at the hands of Tiger Woods or any of his agents.” This contradicts claims made by Herman back in May, when she alleged that Woods pursued a sexual relationship with her while she worked as a waitress at his Florida restaurant.
Herman had asserted that Woods coerced her into signing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in 2017, without which she would have lost her job. Herman’s lawyer Benjamin Hobas argued this constituted sexual harassment, as “a boss imposing different work conditions on his employee because of their sexual relationship is sexual harassment.”
However, Herman has now filed an official notice withdrawing her attempt to nullify the NDA she signed with Woods. Initially, she claimed the NDA should be void under the Speak Out Act, which prohibits the enforcement of non-disclosure clauses involving sexual misconduct.
Beyond the NDA appeal, Herman also sued the trust that owns Woods’ home for at least $30 million. This was after Woods requested she move out of the property, where she had been living rent-free in exchange for undisclosed “services.” Herman alleged she was deceived into leaving and locked out upon returning. But she dropped this case in July.
Circuit Judge Elizabeth Metzger rejected Herman’s bid to invalidate the NDA, stating Herman failed to provide factual evidence to support her sexual assault and harassment accusations against Woods.
Woods and Herman dated from 2017 to 2022. The golf legend is currently recovering from an ankle injury. With 82 PGA tour victories, Woods is tied with Sam Snead for the most all-time wins. His last victory was at the 2019 Zozo Championship.