Tiger Woods is the target of a new lawsuit claiming the golf star allowed his Florida restaurant to over-serve alcohol to an employee who struggled with alcoholism, which led to his death.
Nicholas Immesberger, 24, worked as a bartender in Woods’ restaurant, The Woods, in Jupiter, Florida, which is run by Woods’ girlfriend, Erica Herman.
According to reports, Nicholas finished his shift on December 10, 2018, but stayed after to drink at the restaurant. He was allegedly served to the point of “severe intoxication”. While driving home, Nicholas lost control of his car around 6 p.m., swerved across three lanes and went airborne before landing in a grassy area on Federal Highway in Port Salerno, Florida, according to the Palm Beach Post. He died at the scene.
Nicholas Immesberger reportedly had a blood alcohol content of about 0.28 — more than three times the legal limit
Now, his family is pointing the finger at Tiger, Erica and the restaurant … claiming both Tiger and Erica knew Immesberger had a habitual problem with alcohol and allowed him to be served 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 claim Tiger and Erica had been drinking with Immesberger just days before the fatal crash and “reasonably should have known” he was a “habitual drunkard.”
According to the suit, filed in Palm Beach County by attorneys Craig Goldenfarb and Spencer Kuvin, the family is demanding Tiger, Erica and The Woods should be on the hook for everything from medical and funeral expenses to other “appropriate damages.”