A new court filing shows that Tiger Woods has been accused of sexual harassment by his ex-girlfriend, Erica Herman.

Herman signed a non-disclosure agreement in 2017 but says it should be invalidated because he was subjected to sexual misconduct by the 15-time major winner.

Herman says Woods had a sexual relationship with her while she was a waitress at his restaurant in Jupiter, Florida. Herman says that Woods forced her to sign the NDA, or else she wouldn’t have kept her job.

“Mr. Woods was Ms. Herman’s boss,” Herman’s attorney, Benjamin Hobas, wrote in the filing. via Sports Illustrated. «On Mr. Woods’ own description of the facts, he placed an NDA on her as a condition of keeping her job when she started having a sexual relationship with him. A boss imposing different working conditions on his employee because of their relationship sexual is sexual harassment.»


Tiger Woods and Erica Herman watch Rafael Nadal at the 2019 US Open in New York City. (Gotham/GC Images)

«Tiger Woods, the internationally renowned athlete and one of the most powerful figures in world sport, decided to engage in a sexual relationship with his employee and then, according to him, forced her to sign a confidentiality agreement about it or else, she would be fired from her job,” Hobas added.

Herman and Woods have been in an ongoing legal battle for several months since she filed suit against a trust set up for her residence in October. Herman says that she had a verbal agreement to live on the estate for five years, but she was kicked out and thrown out of the house after an apparent scheme by Woods.

Tiger Woods with golf ball

Tiger Woods preparing for the Open Championship in 2022. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Woods allegedly told Herman to pack his bags for a weekend getaway to the Bahamas, and when Woods drove himself and Herman to the airport, he told Herman to talk to his lawyer and left.

«Then Mr. Woods’ California lawyer, out of the blue, told her she was not going anywhere, that she would never see Mr. Woods again, that she had been locked out of the house and that she couldn’t come back.» said his presentation. via USA Today. «She wouldn’t even be able to see the kids or their pets again. While still in the hangar, ‘Ray Donovan with a pen’ proceeded to insult Ms. Herman, (advised her) that she had no legal rights and (tried) force her to agree to a (different) confidentiality and arbitration agreement. . . .

Erica Herman drives

Girlfriend of USA Team Captain Tiger Woods Erica Herman watches from a cart during Thursday’s four ball matches on day one of the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on December 12, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia . (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)


«And, when he became disgusted with their sexual relationship, he tricked her out of her home, locked her out, took her cash, her pets and her personal belongings, and tried to force her to sign a different NDA. . . . .

“When the sexual relationship ended, they kicked her out of her house.”

Herman claims he is entitled to $30 million.