A Florida judge ruled in favor of Tiger Woods on Wednesday in an NDA dispute filed by his ex-girlfriend Erica Sherman. The judge told Sherman to abide by the agreement she signed and seek to resolve the dispute through private arbitration.
Sherman, who purportedly signed an NDA with Woods in 2017, is seeking millions in damages from Woods citing sexual and workplace harassment. Herman was a restaurant manager at Woods’ Palm Beach County restaurant before the two entered into a romantic relationship.
Citing a 2022 federal law that allows for relaxation of NDA agreements in cases of sexual harassment or sexual abuse, Herman claimed he was sexually harassed by him and forced into entering a relationship with the golf superstar while she was an employee, court records show.
The 39-year-old woman has also filed a $30 million lawsuit against the trust that owns Wood’s house for illegal eviction. The mansion in Florida is estimated to be worth $54 million.
Circuit Judge Elizabeth Metzeger ruled that the sexual harassment allegations filed by the 39-year-old Herman were “vague and threadbare.”
“Herman has had the opportunity [to] provide factual specificity for any claim relating to sexual assault or sexual harassment, however, she has not done so,” the judge wrote.