Erica Herman just received a bit more of bad news.
Erica Herman’s request to have her signed NDA nullified has been rejected by a federal judge. The 38-year-old had filed a plea with the state court to reconsider her case against Tiger Woods. She claims that she didn’t remember signing the NDA and that her signature may have been forged.
However, Judge Elizabeth Metzger denied her motion, stating that the dispute would be settled by arbitration, as agreed in the terms of the NDA.
The Court, having reviewed the Motion and being otherwise fully advised in the premises, hereby orders and adjudges that the motion is denied,” the judge wrote.
Judge Elizabeth Metzger issued the denial Friday, two days after Erica Herman asked the court to publicly reopen a case that stemmed from their ugly breakup in October and then involved an allegation of sexual harassment against Woods.
Via USA Today:
“The lawsuit against the trust remains pending in state court, though Metzger soon could send that dispute to arbitration as well, pursuant to the terms of the same NDA.”
This legal battle between Herman and Woods arose from their breakup, with Herman claiming that she was “tricked” out of Woods’ mansion and seeking $30m in damages.
Woods denied any agreement and dismissed her claims as those of a “jilted ex-lover.”