Golf superstar, Tiger Woods, who was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, has been named in a wrongful death lawsuit involving a former employee at his restaurant in Florida.
The parents of 24-year-old Nicholas Immesberger say their son, who worked as a bartender at Tiger Woods restaurant, The Woods, was regularly served excessive alcohol after he ended his shift.
They alleged that Woods and others at the restaurant knew their son was an alcoholic but continued serving him with too much alcohol
Nicholas Immesberger died in a car crash on the night of December 10, 2018 on his way back home from work. Alcohol tests revealed that Immesberger was drunk while driving that night. He had three times over the legal limit for alcohol according to test result.
Tiger Woods’s girlfriend, Erica Herman, who manages the restaurant, was also included in the lawsuit.
“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,” the lawsuit says.
The suit does not say whether Tiger Woods and his girlfriend were at the restaurant on the night of 10 December when the man was drunk but it does say they were “drinking with [Immesberger] at The Woods bar only a few nights before the fatal crash of December 10, 2018.”
When asked about the lawsuit during a pre-tournament press conference on Tuesday, May 13th. Tiger Woods, who was preparing for the US PGA Championship scheduled May 16–19, 2019, said:
“We’re all very sad that Nick passed away. It was a terrible night, a terrible ending, and just – we feel bad for him and his entire family. It’s very sad.”