After 6 years of being in a relationship, Tiger Woods and his ex-girlfriend Erica Herman have reportedly parted ways.
And a report from TMZ, who claims to have reviewed the legal documents, says Erica Herman is now seeking to have an NDA tossed out that she signed regarding their relationship.
According to the report, Erica Herman signed the NDA in 2017 at the time they started dating.
The report goes on to say that Erica Herman believes the NDA is unenforceable under the federal Speak Out Act.
The Federal Speak Out Act is a law that “prohibits the judicial enforceability of a nondisclosure clause or nondisparagement clause agreed to before a dispute arises involving sexual assault or sexual harassment in violation of federal, tribal, or state law.”
TMZ‘s report states:
Erica Herman filed legal docs, obtained by TMZ, which spell her grievances out clear as day … namely, she alleges TW made her sign an NDA at the start of their relationship — around August 2017, according to her — which she now says is being wrongfully enforced on her.
In the paperwork, Herman says a private trust that Tiger runs is attempting to steamroll her into keeping quiet about their relationship by aggressively enforcing the NDA she signed.
She argues in her legal docs the NDA should be declared unenforceable under the federal Speak Out Act, which prohibits the enforceability of an NDA agreed to before a dispute arises involving sexual assault or sexual harassment.
The golf world quickly took notice on Twitter:
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— Chi Chi (@ChiChimemes) March 8, 2023
Replies to TMZ’s story can be seen here.
Erica Herman’s reasons for wanting to speak publicly about her 6-year relationship with Tiger Woods are not clear at this time.
There are many reasons for one party to want the other to sign an NDA. And there are just as many reasons for the other party to want that NDA invalidated.
It remains to be seen what will come next as TMZ just broke this story.