Tiger Woods, Erica Herman Sued For Over-Serving Alcoholic Staffer Prior to Drunk Driving Death

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Just when we thought Tiger Woods made one hell of a comeback.

Not so fast. 

Erica Herman

It seems the recent Masters champion got his golf game back, but not quite his personal decency as he is in trouble with the law once again

According to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports, Tiger allowed his famed Florida restaurant to over-serve booze to a staffer, Nicholas Immesberger, who suffered from alcoholism. 

This eventually led to his death which was caused by drunk driving later that night. 

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The parents of Nicholas have filed the lawsuit -- claiming Nicholas had worked as a bartender at Tiger's The Woods restaurant in Jupiter, Florida and knew the golfer personally. 

They say he was recruited to the restaurant by general manager Erica Herman, Tiger's girlfriend. 

According to the suit, Immesberger finished a shift on December 10, 2018 -- but stayed at the restaurant for hours where he was served alcohol to the point of "severe intoxication".

Nicholas was then reportedly sent out to his car to drive home. 

Tiger Woods Rollin'

The 24-year-old, who played football at Bridgewater College in Western Virginia, lost control of his car that night.

Swerving across three lanes before going airborne and overturning, Nicholas was reported dead at the scene.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, his blood alcohol level was .256, more than 3 times the legal limit. 

Tiger Woods and Erica Herman, Height Difference

Now, his family is blaming Tiger, Erica and the restaurant for their son's tragic death, claiming that they both knew he had a drinking problem and served him anyway. 

The family claims Tiger is being sued individually because he "was directly responsible for ensuring that his employees and management were not over serving its employees/customers." 

They also opened up about how Tiger and Erica had been drinking with Immesberger just days before the fatal accident and "reasonably should have known" he was a "habitual drunkard."

Tiger Woods Mug Shot

According to the suit, filed in Palm Beach County by attorney Craig Goldenfarb and Spencer Kuvin, the family is demanding that Tiger, Erica and The Woods be responsible for all costs.

Including the medical and funeral expenses to other "appropriate damages."

While many believe Tiger is not guilty, as he wasn't pouring liquor down the young man's throat -- over-serving is simply illegal and can put a bartender at risk for legal and civil charges.

Tiger Woods on Golf Course

However, many states -- including Florida -- do not hold an establishment, vendor, or social host responsible for serving alcohol to a person who appears to be intoxicated.

It only allows for liability if alcohol is served to a known "habitually addicted" person or a minor, according to the Florida dram shop laws. 

But regardless of how the lawsuit pans out -- a young life was cut too short. 

Tiger Woods on the Prowl

Please don't drink and drive, people! You are the one responsible for your own life at the end of the day. 

And if you have a habitual drinking problem, may I suggest refraining from the bartending business.

Woods has not yet commented on the situation. 

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