Tiger Woods and his girlfriend have been hit with a wrongful death lawsuit after a 24-year-old employee at the golfer's flagship restaurant crashed his vehicle after being served alcohol one night while at work as a bartender.
Immesberger had a blood alcohol level of.256, three times Florda's legal limit, when he fatally crashed his auto.
According to TMZ, Immesberger finished his shift on December 10 but stayed at The Woods to drink at the restaurant and was allegedly served to the point of "severe intoxication" before being sent out to his auto.
Nicholas Immesberger, a former bartender at The Woods, purportedly finished a shift on December 10, 2018, and stayed after hours to drink. His blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
After working a shift in December, Immesberger, 24, drank alcohol at the venue before being killed in a drunk driving accident. According to the lawsuit, filed in a Palm Beach County court on behalf of his parents, he ended his shift at approximately 3 p.m. that day and stayed at the restaurant, "sitting at the bar area", until he headed home.
"Well, we're all very sad that Nick passed away", said the golfer.
"This is a tragedy because someone who had a problem was not taken care of, and instead, The Woods (restaurant), Tiger and Erica chose to fuel that addiction", Kuvin said.
Immesberger worked at The Woods restaurant in Jupiter that Woods owns. We feel bad for him and his entire family. The family is also saying that the restaurant destroyed the surveillance footage of Immesberger at the bar.
The family claims Tiger is being sued individually because he "was directly responsible for ensuring that his employees and management. were not over serving its employees/customers".
The lawsuit, filed Monday, states "the employees, management and owners of The Woods over-served a young man they knew was suffering with the disease of alcoholism". Immesberger had attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and had another alcohol-related crash in November, the suit adds.
Woods is also expected to participate in a news conference Tuesday (per CNN), at which he is set to promote the PGA Championship, which starts Thursday on Long Island.
The suit seeks damages "in excess of $15,000" and a jury trial. According to the Forbes, Woods was the highest-paid athlete for 11 straight years when he was at the peak of his game and winning 14 major championships.