A lawsuit has been filed against Tiger Woods and his girlfriend for the wrongful death of an employee at his restaurant. The suit claims that the employee was overserved alcohol.
According to CBS News:
Tiger Woods and his girlfriend have been hit with a wrongful death lawsuit after a 24-year-old employee at the golfer’s flagship restaurant crashed his car after being served alcohol one night while at work as a bartender. Woods is being sued along with his girlfriend, Erica Herman, and his Woods Jupiter corporation that runs The Woods restaurant in Jupiter, Florida, by the parents of Nicholas F. Immesberger, who died on December 10, 2018 in a drunk-driving crash.
The lawsuit, filed Monday, states “the employees, management and owners of The Woods over-served a young man they knew was suffering with the disease of alcoholism.” The suit also claims they “ignored Immesberger’s disease, they fueled it by over-serving him alcohol to the point of severe intoxication and then sending him out to his car to drive home. As a result of this negligence Immesberger crashed his vehicle and died on December 10, 2018, after leaving The Woods.”
The lawsuit contends that Herman, the restaurant’s general manager, “personally knew Immesberger, specifically recruited him to work at The Woods and was well aware of Immesberger’s habitual abuse of alcohol.” It also states the golfer himself “knew Immesberger personally and through information and believe (sic), Herman had discussed Immesberger and his drinking of alcohol with Tiger.”
The lawsuit also states Woods and Herman were drinking with Immesberger “only a few nights before the fatal crash.”
Woods just received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump. This is the nations highest honor for a civilian.