Tiger Woods Sued by Estate of Deceased Employee

The family of a 24-year-old bartender who was employed at a Florida restaurant owned by Tiger Woods is suing the pro golfer for wrongful death. The lawsuit states that Woods and his girlfriend, who allegedly manages the restaurant, should have stopped the employee from drinking excessively, which he reportedly did before dying in a single-vehicle car crash.

The crash occurred in December following the employee’s shift at The Woods Jupiter, where he had allegedly stayed after and consumed enough alcohol for his blood alcohol level to reach approximately three times the legal limit. The lawsuit alleges that Woods and his girlfriend were aware of the employee’s attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and that staff at the restaurant encouraged drinking by employees. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

Additional Reading

Complaint, Belowsky et al. v. Woods et al., May 13, 2019

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