Tiger Woods, amid lawsuit, says death of former employee a 'terrible ending'

Tiger Woods his daughter Sam Alexis Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman

Tiger Woods his daughter Sam Alexis Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman

They blame the golfer and his girlfriend for allowing their son to drive home from their Florida restaurant while intoxicated. Woods is being sued along with his girlfriend, Erica Herman, and his Woods Jupiter corporation that runs The Woods restaurant in Jupiter, Florida, by the parents of Nicholas F. Immesberger, who died on December 10, 2018 in a drunk-driving crash. Immesberger's parents allege that Herman, who was the general manager of the restaurant, "personally knew" their son and recruited him to work at The Woods. The lawsuit alleges that workers plied Immesberger with drinks after he finished his shift, despite knowing that he had been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and had been involved in another alcohol-related crash the previous month, reports CNN.

It also claims that the restaurant's owners, management and employees were all aware of Immesberger's alcoholism but ignored his "disease" when they over-served him drinks.

'We feel bad for him and his entire family.

The family's civil complaint says Immesberger had a blood alcohol level of.256, more than three times the legal limit. He was allegedly permitted to drive home following three hours of drinking at The Woods after his shift at the restaurant concluded.

Immesberger was a bartender at The Woods and knew the golf star personally, according to the report. It also states that Herman, who is Woods' girlfriend, also told Woods of Immesberger's alcohol problems.

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The PGA Championship is Woods' first event since winning the Masters in April. The complaint also alleges that his coworkers and bosses were aware that just one month prior to his death, Immesberger crashed a vehicle after being served too much alcohol at work.

Immesberger worked a shift as a bartender on December 10 but continued to drink "to the point of severe intoxication" before getting in his auto.

He lost control of the vehicle around 6pm, swerving across three lanes before his auto flew through the air and crashed into the grass along Federal Highway in Port Salerno, according to the Palm Beach Post. The Immesberger's family is asking for damages in excess of $15,000.

Woods is playing in the PGA Championship this week at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York, and was at the course early Monday to practice. "It is very sad".

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