Woods, who is listed as an owner of "The Woods" restaurant in Jupiter, Florida, and Herman, who is the general manager, have been hit with the lawsuit following a December incident in which 24-year-old bartender Nicholas Immesberger lost his life in a vehicle wreck hours after finishing his shift. The lawsuit also alleges that Woods and Herman were out drinking with Immesberger, three days before his death in December 2018.
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".
Woods, his corporation that runs his The Woods restaurant and his girlfriend, Erica Herman, are being sued by the parents of 24-year-old #NicholasFImmesberger.
Tiger Woods of the United States speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course on May 14, 2019 in Bethpage, New York. It was revealed that Immesberger had a blood alcohol level of.256 which is three times the legal limit.
TMZ reports the parents believe Woods and Herman are at fault, saying the pair knew Immesberger had a drinking problem, but let him get served alcohol anyway. A bartender there, Immesberger stayed and had drinks following a work shift at the Jupiter, Fla., restaurant. "It was a bad night, a awful ending".
Donald Trump is presenting Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday at the White House. His family alleges that Woods and Herman were aware or "reasonably should have known" of their bartender's tendency to over-consume alcohol as a "habitual drunkard".
He also cited a state law that holds the establishment responsible if it "knowingly serves a person habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverage". The lawsuit says Immesberger lost control of his auto on Federal Highway in Martin County and suffered fatal injuries.
Immesberger, who had a blood alcohol reading of.256, lost control of his auto, crashed and suffered fatal injuries on December 10, 2018. Woods is now preparing to compete in the PGA Championship which begins on Thursday.