The professional golfer claimed in explosive new court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com that he played absolutely no role in the death of Nicholas Immesberger, who died drunk driving on his way home from work last December. The deceased formerly worked at Woods' restaurant, The Woods Jupiter, in Florida as a bartender.
In a motion to dismiss filed on June 5, Woods argued the lawsuit against him should be dismissed because "it is wrong in every respect."
First Woods claimed he had "no connection" in the events described in Immesberger's parents' complaint against the golfer, and his girlfriend, Erica Herman, who worked as the restaurant's general manager.
Woods, 43, claimed the plaintiffs were wrong in their claims that he owned the restaurant, which bears his name. Instead, the famed athlete claimed he is an investor in the entity that owns the restaurant but "does not work at or own the restaurant."
"The fact that the restaurant is branded with Mr. Woods' name is not a substitute for the required allegations," his motion stated.
Additionally, Woods claimed that he wasn't even there on the night in question.
"In sum, Mr. Woods should have not been named as a defendant," the document furthered.
Woods' girlfriend filed a similar motion to dismiss herself from the case. Herman was accused of having knowledge of the deceased's substance abuse.
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"Ms. Herman had no such responsibility and she was not at the restaurant on the day of the incident," her motion stated.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Nicholas was just 24 years old at the time of his death on Dec. 10, 2018. His parents claimed that the restaurant's staff “knew Immesberger was suffering from the disease of alcoholism,” the lawsuit states, and not only “ignored” that but “fueled it” by letting him drink “to the point of severe intoxication.”
The parents claimed their late son stayed at the restaurant after his shift ended at 3 p.m. and was "overserved." His boozy night at Woods' bar ended with the 24-year-old's vehicle veering across a highway and going airborne.
Nicholas was not wearing his seatbelt. The parents are seeking damages in excess of $15,000 for emotional and financial harm.
Meanwhile, Woods' return to golf has been a triumphant one. In April, the golfer celebrated his Masters win alongside Herman.