A retired Surfside police officer who worked security at Tiger Woods’ house in Jupiter Island just filed a lawsuit against the struggling golfer.
In his filing, Miami resident John Davis says he slipped on wet marble while patrolling the property Dec. 23, 2010, and fell heavily, injuring his knee.
According to the lawsuit, filed by Miami slip-and-fall king Michael Feiler, a badly oriented sprinkler head made the marble walkway so slippery that Davis’ accident was bound to happen.
Davis underwent one surgery in the wake of the fall and is scheduled for another one this year.
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“My client provided security on the property,” Feiler said, “and due to the negligence of others, fell and sustained a serious injury.”
The lawsuit filed in Martin County, where Woods’ $45.5 million crib is located, doesn’t name the golfer but names the CEO of his company, Christopher Hubman.
Woods’ Broward County attorney did not return a call for comment.
In answer to the charges, Woods’ people say Davis should have known the pavement was slippery and was negligent himself.
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Speaking of Woods, who’s expected in the Cadillac Championship next month in Doral: The golfer stunk up the joint earlier this weekend at the Phoenix Open, but he had better start winning, and soon.
Woods, 39, is facing a big financial deadline.
In 347 days, and counting, according to his divorce settlement, he must pay ex-wife Elin Nordegren $54.5 million, or he could lose his home to her.
How did Woods end up in this situation?
When he and Nordegren divorced in 2010 in the wake of the infamous car crash incident that exposed his secret life as a skirt chaser, Woods agreed to pay Nordegren an estimated $110 million over six years.
The six years are up Jan. 15, 2016, and so is the $54.5 million balance of their deal.
To make sure she would get paid, according to records, Nordegren created a holding company named JRD Ventures, and that company became the mortgage holder of Woods’ house.
There’s no indication Woods won’t be able to pay. But with his lack of wins and golf earnings, including a career low $100,000 last year, $54.5 million may not be that easy to find.
bieber coming back
Hide your pubescent daughters. Close your windows. Lock the doors. The Biebs is coming back!
A Miami-Dade County circuit court judge has ordered troubled singer Justin Bieber to attend a mediation session on a civil lawsuit in or near Miami before Feb. 23.
In addition to forcing Bieber to take another trip to the area where he was arrested a year ago, the judge’s ruling means that the trial in his lawsuit is likely to be pushed back several months.
Bieber missed a mediation session last month, a no-no. He’s being sued by a paparazzo who says Bieber sicced his bodyguards on him outside a local recording studio in June 2013.
tv news update
Freaky Friday at WFOR-CBS 4: Three newsroom stalwarts left the station for various destinations.
Sportscaster Kim Bokamper retired from TV to spend more time with family and running his restaurant chain.
Anchorman/reporter Brian Andrews is starting a PR consulting and crisis management business.
And reporter MaryAnn Martinez accepted an anchor’s gig in San Antonio.