Tiger Woods is being sued over the drunk-driving death of a bartender who worked at his Florida restaurant and was known to have a problem with alcohol.
A lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports alleges that Woods contributed to the death of Nicholas Immesberger, 24, who is said to have been over-served following a shift at The Woods restaurant in Jupiter to the point of ‘severe intoxication’ before fatally crashing his vehicle while attempting to drive himself home on December 10.
Woods is currently preparing to compete again at the PGA Championship this week at Bethpage Black, in his four PGA Tour appearance following his historic comeback win at the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia in April.
DailyMail.com reached out to Woods’ representatives but did not immediately receive a response.
The complaint filed in Palm Beach County by the parents of Immesberger names Woods, his girlfriend, Erica Herman, who managed the establishment, and the restaurant itself as defendants.
According to the lawsuit, Woods and Herman were aware that Immesberger struggled with alcoholism but still permitted him to be served in the restaurant.
The complaint states that Woods ‘was directly responsible for ensuring that his employees and management… were not over serving its employees/customers.’
Immesberger was said to have been recruited to work at the restaurant by Herman, and both Woods and Herman had been drinking with him in the days leading up this death.
SOURCE: Daily Mail