Tiger Woods' girlfriend dismissed from wrongful-death lawsuit

September 17, 2019


Tiger Woods' girlfriend, Erica Herman, became the latest person to be dismissed from a wrongful-death lawsuit involving a former employee at a Jupiter, Fla., restaurant in which Woods is an investor.

According to multiple reports, Herman was removed from the lawsuit filed in May by the family of Nicholas Immesberger, a bartender at The Woods Jupiter who died in a car accident on Dec. 10, 2018, after leaving the restaurant. Police said Immesberger's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit at the time of the fatal crash.

The lawsuit claims fellow employees continued to serve Immesberger alcohol despite knowing he was a recovering alcoholic. It also contends Woods and Herman, the restaurant's general manager, drank with the 24-year-old nights before the crash.

Woods was dropped from the lawsuit in June. Woods Jupiter Inc. remains a defendant in the case.

“On Tuesday (September 10), Erica Herman was voluntarily dropped from the wrongful death lawsuit,” said attorney Barry Postman. “Tiger Woods was similarly dropped in June. It has been clear from the beginning that neither should have been included in the suit despite the claims that they somehow contributed to the accident. While the untimely passing of a young man is tragic, the decision to over-consume alcohol, take a significant amount of illegal drugs and then get behind the wheel of a car and drive at an excess high speed rests with Mr. Immesberger alone.”

“We’re all very sad that Nick passed away," Woods said in May after news of the lawsuit became public. "It was a terrible night, a terrible ending, and we feel bad for him and his entire family. It’s very sad.”