Tiger Woods offers condolences to family of employee suing him and girlfriend in wrongful death case

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • On Tuesday, Tiger Woods offered his condolences for the family of a former employee at Woods’ bar who is suing him in a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • The family of Nicholas Immesberger, a bartender at the restaurant who died in a car crash in 2018, is suing the golf star, his girlfriend and his restaurant.
  • The family insisted that the accused “fueled” Immesberger’s death by serving him too much alcohol and then sending him to his car to drive home.

The family of Nicholas Immesberger, a bartender at Tiger Woods’ restaurant, The Woods Jupiter, is suing the golf legend, his girlfriend Erica Herman and the restaurant company in a wrongful death suit.

Immesberger, 24, died in a car crash on Dec. 10, 2018, after his shift at The Woods. According to police, Immesberger’s blood-alcohol level was .256 at the time of his death. That is three times the legal limit.

Allegedly, employees knew Immesberger’s alcohol problem but still regularly overserved him during and after shifts.

According to the lawsuit that was filed Monday, “the employees, management and owners of The Woods over-served a young man they knew was suffering with the disease of alcoholism.” It also claims they “ignored Immesberger’s disease, they fueled it by over-serving him alcohol to the point of severe intoxication and then sending him out to his car to drive home. As a result of this negligence, Immesberger crashed his vehicle and died on December 10, 2018, after leaving The Woods.”

The lawsuit also says that Herman, who serves as the restaurant’s general manager, “personally knew Immesberger, specifically recruited him to work at The Woods and was well aware of Immesberger’s habitual abuse of alcohol,” and that Tiger Woods himself “knew Immesberger personally and through information and believe (sic), Herman had discussed Immesberger and his drinking of alcohol with Tiger.”

“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 continued.

The lawsuit also accused the restaurant of destroying video evidence of Immesberger drinking at the bar for three hours before the fatal crash.

Speaking at a PGA Championship press conference in New York on Tuesday, Woods addressed the lawsuit while by offering his condolences to Immesberger’s family.

“We’re all very sad that Nick passed away,” the golf superstar said. “It was a terrible night, a terrible ending. We feel bad for him and his entire family. It’s very sad.”

The family is seeking an unspecified amount of damages.

 

Source: Yahoo

5 thoughts on “Tiger Woods offers condolences to family of employee suing him and girlfriend in wrongful death case

  1. I don’t think this was the family’s idea. Lawyers concocted this. They are trying to keep Tiger from catching Jack even though the odds are against it happenning – too many great players in the modern game. Something like this is timed to throw him off just before this next major. Disgusting the way some people choose to invest themselves in wrongful endeavors.

  2. If he was such an habitual drinker and driver why did he still have his drivers license? Why didn’t this “family” that is suing, looking for deep pockets to raid, do an intervention? This law suit is wrong on so many levels. Better be glad I’m not on the jury.

  3. Addiction can be, is a terrible thing. This young man was obviously hooked and couldn’t control his urge. Why then of all places would the family/friends encourage him to continue bartending. They/he was playing Russian roulette. Sooner or later this was bound to happen. Sad! Sad!

  4. I don’t like that someone destroyed videos from that night. But going after the deep pockets, when there were many others who didn’t intervene while the victim was still alive, is inexcusable. Does the family think they will feel less guilty if they win a bunch of money from a rich guy? Drop the suit and grieve, folks.

  5. Why did they wait until after woods was supposed to know? Looks an awful lot like a setup to me. Owners don’t always involve themselves in daily operations. That’s the job of the manager to intervene. But even then it’s unreasonable to make someone their brother’s keeper. They need to be responsible for their own actions unless they can’t take care of themselves under normal circumstances either.

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