Weeks After a Major Bump in $30,000,000 Saga, Tiger Woods’ Ex- Erica Herman Replies Back With a Stern Step

Published 06/01/2023, 10:51 AM EDT

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Despite being one of the most celebrated golfers in the world, Tiger Woods’ personal life has not been easy. The saga of Tiger Woods and Erica Herman is a well-known one in the whole world, even outside the golf world. The two broke up in October 2022 and have been in and out of court ever since. Woods’ ex-girlfriend filed a lawsuit claiming damages worth $30 million against the fund that the golfer had established for his home, and then slapped him with another lawsuit for breaching an oral agreement by not letting her reside in his Florida mansion. Now, there is a new turn in the case, just days after the court upheld Woods.

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Erica Herman has decided to take a stern step against the ruling that Judge Elizabeth Metzger passed last month in May.

Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend makes a stern request in court

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On May 17th, 2023, the court ruled in favor of Tiger Woods to resolve the dispute via private arbitration proceedings instead of public court. This ruling came because it was revealed in court that in 2017, the duo signed an NDA wherein it was mentioned that Herman would keep their private life details private and the former couple would resolve their disputes via private arbitration and not the public court.

Keeping in mind the NDA, the judge ruled in Woods’ favor. According to USA Today, Herman and her attorney, Benjamin Hodas, have now filed a strong request in court to revive the suit in front of a state court. Hodas mentioned that his client did not get a fair shot in the ruling. In the request that has been recently made, it is mentioned that “The U.S. Supreme Court has consistently held that a party cannot be forced to arbitrate without a finding that she agreed to do so, which means that in this case, with no evidence in the record, arbitration should not be compelled, or, at a minimum, an evidentiary hearing should be held.”

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According to Hodas, Herman raised valid objections to Woods’ documents that were not addressed by the judge, and she did not admit the existence of an agreement to settle her dispute through arbitration. Hodas further stated that Woods was unable to provide sufficient evidence to support the enforcement of the contract he is pursuing.

The request submitted on Wednesday argues that the court should reach a different conclusion upon further examination. It asserts that there is insufficient evidence to establish a factual basis for the agreement between the parties to arbitrate this dispute. Consequently, the request urges the court to reject the defendant’s motion to enforce arbitration. “In the alternative, the Court should reconsider the order and schedule an evidentiary hearing, preceded by appropriate discovery,” as mentioned in the request filed.

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What went down during the famed golfer’s and Erica Herman’s breakup?

Herman revealed that the golfer had arranged a whole plan to kick her out of their Florida home. She shared that the golf legend had staged a whole fake trip to the Bahamas. Hodas mentioned that upon reaching the airport, Woods asked her to talk to his lawyer and left the airport.

According to USA Today, the 15-time major winner’s lawyer then told her that she was not going anywhere and would never see her partner again. The lawyer also informed her that she had been locked out of the house and could not return.

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What are your thoughts about Herman’s stern request? Do you think the court will grant her request? Let us know in the comments below.

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Riya Singhal

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