Tiger Woods and his girlfriend were named in a wrongful death suit filed Monday.
Immesberger became intoxicated one night after his shift and then died in a drunk-driving crash that same night. (RELATED: Tiger Woods Receives The Presidential Medal Of Freedom)
Tiger Woods sued over restaurant staffer’s fatal drunk driving crash
Nicholas Immesberger’s parents claim Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman knew their son personally and that he struggled “with the disease of alcoholism.”https://t.co/y2QQCBg5f8
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 14, 2019
Immesberger’s family claims that he struggled with alcoholism and that Woods and Herman knew him personally. The lawsuit also alleges that Woods and Herman were out drinking with Immesberger, three days before his death in Dec. 2018. (RELATED: Tiger Woods Wears His Green Jacket To Dinner Several Days After Winning The Masters)
“The employees, management and owners of The Woods over-served a young man they knew was suffering with the disease of alcoholism,” the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit also alleges that Woods and Herman “fueled” Immesberger’s alcoholism, claiming that Woods and Herman “personally knew Immesberger, specifically recruited him to work at The Woods, and was well aware of Immesberger’s habitual abuse of alcohol.”
Woods said Tuesday that the situation makes him “very sad.”
“Well, we’re all very sad that Nick passed away,” Woods said, according to ESPN. “It was a terrible night, a terrible ending, and just — we feel bad for him and his entire family. It’s very sad.”
Woods won his 15th major golf championship at the 2019 Masters tournament, which was his first major championship win since 2008, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump last month for his accomplishments.