Tiger Woods’ Restaurant Accused Of Destroying Evidence In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Ross Houston
May 18, 2019

According to a new lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County, the pro golfer is being sued in a wrongful death lawsuit for allegedly allowing an employee of his Jupiter, Florida, restaurant, The Woods, to get behind the wheel after drinking on Dec 10, 2018. They say that both Woods and Herman "knew [Immesberger] was suffering from the disease of alcoholism", and had even drank with him "a few nights" before the crash, yet they "fueled" the problem by letting him be served enough alcohol to get him severely drunk the night of the accident, the lawsuit reportedly states.

His female friend, Erica Herman, is same old manager.

It continued: "Tiger knew, or reasonably should have known, that Immesberger was habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages, and/or was a habitual drunkard".


Tiger Woods Tuesday called the death of a former restaurant employee "sad" and a "terrible ending" during his pre-PGA Championship press conference at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. At the time of his death, Immesberger's blood alcohol level was.256, three times more than the legal limit.

Immesberger's parents sued Woods directly claiming he "was directly responsible for ensuring that his employees and management ... were not over serving its employees/customers", according to the report.

The lawsuit, brought by Immesberger's parents, said he finished his bartending shift at 3 p.m. and then sat at the bar drinking for several hours. 'It was a bad, awful night, a bad ending'.


Woods is about to compete in the PGA Championship over the weekend after winning the Masters in April.

Nicholas Immesberger, 24, died on December 10, 2018 near the community of Port Salerno - about 20 miles from The Woods Jupiter restaurant and bar, reports CNN. Immesberger had attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and had another alcohol-related crash in November, the suit adds. He later died after losing control of his auto and swerved across three lanes of highway traffic before going airborne and landing in a grassy patch, according to Florida Highway Patrol, per the Palm Beach Post. "It's very sad", Woods said.

Attorneys for Immesberger's family are seeking more than $15,000 in damages as well as "all appropriate damages plus costs". Woods is now preparing to compete in the PGA Championship which begins on Thursday.


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