(CNN) — Erica Herman, who was Tiger Woods’ longtime girlfriend, filed two separate lawsuits after their six-year relationship ended. Both lawsuits were filed in the Martin County, Florida courthouse.
The first lawsuit, filed in October, alleges that a trust owned by Woods violated the Florida Residential Landlord-Tenant Act by breaching the oral contract. The suit states that actual damages “will likely be measured at more than $30,000,000”. Woods was not named as a defendant in the October lawsuit.
In December, the trust filed a motion for the court to dismiss Herman’s suit with prejudice, arguing that the rift between the two began when Woods broke off her relationship with Herman in October and informed her that “she was no longer welcome” in the House. of Woods. It further asserts that the non-disclosure agreement between the two required “confidential arbitration in all disputes between” Herman and Woods, and that Herman’s lawsuit violates that agreement. A copy of the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is attached to Woods’ trustee’s motion, but the publicly available version of that document was completely redacted.
A more recent lawsuit aimed at voiding the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) was filed with Woods on Monday. Both cases are being brought by Fisher Potter Hodas, a Florida family law specialist. CNN reached out to Fisher Potter Hodas for further comment, but did not immediately hear back.
CNN also reached out to representatives for Woods for comment, but did not immediately hear back.
The October lawsuit alleges that Woods’ irrevocable Jupiter Island Homestead Trust illegally terminated Herman’s tenure on the couple’s Hobe Sound, Florida, property.
The lawsuit states that “the defendant (Woods and his trust) chose to engage in ‘prohibited practices,’ causing…severe emotional harm to the plaintiff. The prohibited practices were carried out intentionally, premeditatedly and with treachery and premeditation”.
Specifically, the suit states that “the defendant’s agents” told Herman to “pack a bag for a short vacation” before revealing that she had been locked out of the house when she arrived at the airport. He claims that the trust’s lawyers were available to “confront” Herman with “proposals to solve the crime they were committing”.
The lawsuit also alleges that Woods’ agents and the trust removed Herman’s belongings from the property and “misappropriated” more than $40,000 of his money.
The NDA was signed in August 2017 according to court filing, but Herman believes it is “invalid and unenforceable”.
He notes that during the litigation, a fund controlled by Woods initiated arbitration against Herman based on the NDA, thereby expressing its belief that the settlement remains valid.
The filing requests that the “alleged arbitration clause” in the NDA be found unenforceable under the Federal Sexual Harassment and Sexual Harassment End of Enforced Arbitration Act of 2021 and the Federal Speak Out Act.
The previous bill, which became public law in March 2022, “invalidates arbitration agreements that prevent a party from bringing a lawsuit involving sexual assault or sexual harassment, at the discretion of the party alleging such conduct,” according to with Congress. site on the Internet.
The Speak Out Act became public law in December 2022 and “prohibits the judicial enforceability of a non-disclosure clause or non-disclosure clause agreed to prior to the arising of a dispute involving sexual assault or sexual harassment.”
The lawsuit does not accuse Woods of sexual assault or sexual harassment. In a civil cover sheet attached to the October filing, Herman’s attorney indicated “no” when asked whether the case “involves allegations of sexual abuse.”