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More Financial Drama! Tiger Woods’ Girlfriend Hit With $450K Lawsuit & $20K Tax Lien

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Tiger Woods earned his first win in five years when he finished on top at the Tour Championship in Atlanta. He was awarded $1.62 million for the victory, which is a paycheck his girlfriend Erica Herman could use! can exclusively reveal Herman’s history of financial issues.

An overall Receivership Estate Representative on behalf of Alena Hospitality sued Herman, 34, for Breach of Contract along with her then-boyfriend Jessie Newton on January 15, 2016.

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Alena Hospital loaned Aura Florida Lounges $450,000. Herman, who was managing member of AFL, executed two separate Promissory Notes for $300,000 and $150,000 on behalf of AFL, and a loan agreement on behalf of the company.

AFL promised to make monthly principal and interest payments on the $150,000 note beginning March 1, 2013 through February 1, 2018, and on the $300,000 note beginning July 1, 2013 through June 1, 2018.

“ALF never made any of the required payments under the notes to Alena Hospitality,” the complaint read.

On May 20, 2014, another promissory note in the amount of $450,000 was served to consolidate the amount owed to Alena Hospitality. The note required AFL to make monthly interest payments of $5,000 beginning May 15, 2014 through April 15, 2019.

“AFL made only the first two required interest only payments under the Restated Note,” the complaint read. “AFL did not make the required interest only payment on July 15, 2014 nor did AFL make any additional payments to Alena Hospitality after June 2014. AFL has defaulted on its obligations under both the Notes and Restated Note.”

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AFL voluntarily dissolved the company on September 19, 2015.

“Both Newton and Herman have failed to honor their respective guaranties, and have not paid any portion of the amounts due by AFL to Alena Hospitality,” the complaint continued. “The Overall Receiver respectfully requests that the Court enter judgment in favor of the Overall Receiver and against Erica Herman in the amount to be determined at trial, plus reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by the Overall Receiver in this action.”

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The case was dismissed on February 3, 2016.

But the financial troubles don’t end there for Herman. On March 11, 2010, she was hit with federal tax liens for $17,652.53 for the December 2007 tax period and $2,609.92 for the December 2008 tax period. The tax liens were released on October 29, 2013.

Herman and Newton were also hit with a series of evictions.

On December 19, 2012, their landlord John Strelecky sued them for $3,900 when they failed to pay $1,300 rent for the October, November and December 2012 months.

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The case was dismissed for lack of prosecution on March 26, 2014.

Then on June 17, 2013, Strelecky sued the couple again for failing to pay rent for the March, April, May and June months in the amount of $4,600.

The case was dismissed on July 10, 2013.

But the now-exes failed to pay their $1,400 rent for the month of July 2013, as they were sued again.

It was dismissed on September 27 2013 because the case was “satisfied with the landlord’s consent.”

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In yet another lawsuit filed on October 18, 2013, they failed to pay rent to Strelecky for the October month. They were finally evicted from the apartment on October 31, 2013.

But the landlord gave them another chance. In a December 27 filing, the couple asked the court to dismiss the eviction because they paid their rent, late fees and attorney’s fees.

Strelecky sued them again for unpaid rent in the amount of $1,400 for the January 2014 month and $1,400 for the March 2014 month. They were finally evicted in April 2014.

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As previously reported, Crescent Bank & Trust sued Herman on April 30, 2012 for allegedly failing to make car payments on her 2006 BMW.

“The Defendant Erica Herman is in default of the Security Agreement for failure to pay the entire monthly installment which became due on November 3, 2011 and all subsequent due installments,” the court papers read. “The property is wrongfully detained by Defendant.”

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Herman agreed to make monthly payments of $536.99 for the financed vehicle. The total amount owed by Herman was $12,586.

The case was dismissed for lack of prosecution on January 22, 2014.

A recent report claimed Herman failed to pay Florida investor Tom Morris a $240,233.08 judgment he won against her and two business partners.

The three received a $200,000 investment from Morris to set up five nightclubs in Florida. Restaurant Don’t Tell Anyone was opened in 2014, but it eventually closed down.

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Herman didn’t begin making payments until she began working at Woods’ restaurant The Woods Jupiter in 2015. The business automatically sends payments to Morris.

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