According to reports, Tiger Woods’s ex-girlfriend Erica Herman has asked a court to reconsider its decision that their legal dispute must be settled through private arbitration.
Last month, a judge in Florida said that Herman had to follow the nondisclosure agreement she said she signed and settle her lawsuits privately.
USA Today reports that Herman’s attorney submitted the reconsideration request on Wednesday.
“The U.S. High Court hosts reliably held that a gathering can’t be compelled to parley without a finding that she consented to do as such, and that intends that for this situation — with no proof in the record — discretion ought not to be constrained, or, at least, an evidentiary hearing ought to be held,” the report documented by Herman’s lawyer, Benjamin Hodas, states.
Circuit Judge Elizabeth Metzger dismissed Herman’s endeavor to subdue the 2017 understanding by charging Woods had committed lewd behavior against her, referring to Herman’s claims as “obscure and frayed.”
Metzger wrote in her 11-page opinion, “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.”
Herman claimed that if she did not sign the NDA, Woods had threatened to fire her from the restaurant where she worked. Hodas argued that treating an employee differently from other workers due to a sexual relationship is a form of harassment. Metzger informed Hodas that in order to take it into consideration, she required additional information regarding the alleged events. Hodas said he was unable to give more data to the dread of abusing the NDA.
Throughout the course of the litigation, it had also been questioned whether Herman had actually signed the NDA.
Metzger additionally noticed that Herman, who says she doesn’t recollect marking the NDA, hasn’t denied doing as such.
Metzger stated that she would have ordered a hearing on the matter if Herman explicitly denied signing the NDA. However, since Herman is unsure whether she signed it, a private arbitrator should decide that.
J.B. Murray, Woods’ attorney, describes the allegations as “utterly meritless.”
Source – Foxnews