Tiger Woods accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend

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Tiger Woods accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend

Tiger Woods is facing an accusation of sexual harassment by his ex-girlfriend Erica Herman.

According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, the documents, filed Friday in Florida, accuse Woods, 47, of pursuing a sexual relationship with Herman, 38, when she was working at his Florida restaurant, and then allegedly forcing her to sign a non-disclosure agreement in order to keep her job.

 Herman’s attorney, Benjamin Hodas, wrote in the filing, that “Tiger Woods, the internationally renowned athlete and one of the most powerful figures in global sports, decided to pursue a sexual relationship with his employee, then – according to him – forced her to sign an NDA about it or else be fired from her job.”

“When he became disgruntled with their sexual relationship, he tricked her into leaving her home, locked her out, took her cash, pets, and personal possessions, and tried to strong-arm her into signing a different NDA.”

Publicly, Woods and Herman first stepped out as a couple in September 2017, when she attended the President’s Cup with Woods while wearing a “player spouse” credential