Tiger Woods has been dropped from a lawsuit that named him for the wrongful death of a former employee at his restaurant in Florida who was overserved and died in a drunk-driving accident, Woods' lawyer announced on Monday, according to ESPN's Bob Harig.
"The decision was clearly appropriate and reflected the fact that Mr. Woods should not have been included in the lawsuit in the first place because he had nothing to do with Mr. Immesberger's death," said Barry Postman, Woods' attorney. "While the situation was tragic, the facts will ultimately show that the cause of Mr. Immesberger's car accident were the many decisions made by Mr. Immesberger on the night of his passing."
Nicholas Immesberger crashed his vehicle on Dec. 10, 2018 after drinking at Tiger's restaurant, which the golfer invests in but doesn't own. The lawsuit stated "the employees and management at The Woods continued to serve Immesberger alcohol to the point of intoxication knowing that he had driven to work and had no other way home."
Tiger's girlfriend, Erica Herman, is the general manager at the restaurant and was also listed in the lawsuit that Immesberger's parents filed in May.
The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $15,000.