Bethpage (USA) – American golf star Tiger Woods is being sued by the parents of one of his restaurant employees who died in a car accident last December.
The complaint is against Tiger Woods and his partner Erica Herman who is the director of The Woods, located in Jupiter, Florida.
The victim's parents, Nicholas Immesberger, who was a bartender at Woods, accused Woods and his partner of being responsible for the death of their 24-year-old son who had been driving after drinking alcohol.
According to the text of the complaint, "Tiger Woods knew or ought to have known that Immesberger was dependent on the consumption of alcoholic beverages, and / or that he was a drunkard".
"Tiger Woods and Erica Herman had drinks with him at Woods a few days before the fatal accident of December 10, 2018", says the complaint.
However, she does not specify whether Tiger Woods and / or Erica Herman were present at the restaurant on December 10, before Nicholas Immesberger took the road after finishing his service.
Immesberger's autopsy, who died as a result of his injuries at the scene of the accident at the age of 24, found a blood alcohol level in excess of three times the Florida limit.
– Video cassette destroyed –
Woods reacted to the filing of the lawsuit on Tuesday as it prepares to enter the PGA Championship, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, which begins Thursday in Bethpage, near New York.
"We are all sad about Nick's disappearance. What happened that night is dramatic, it's a tragic end. We sympathize with the pain of his family, it is very sad", did he declare.
Tiger Woods, 43, is one of the highest-paid athletes on the planet who has raised more than $ 1.5 billion in bonuses and partnership deals.
He came back to the fore last year after four disastrous seasons of wounds and back surgery.
The "Tiger"won last month at Augusta the Masters, his first Grand Slam title since 2008, the 15th of his career.
The lawyer for the victim's family accused the restaurant management at a press conference of missing video-surveillance images.
"One of the most important issues in this case is the destruction of evidence"explained Spencer Kuvin.
"This clearly shows that people knew that something had gone wrong and that they wanted to get rid of their evidence. We have evidence that this videotape showing Nick drinking for three hours at the bar, was destroyed shortly after the accident"added the lawyer.