Greg Norman and wife facing legal battle in the US

Greg Norman and wife facing legal battle in the US

A Florida teen claims she was sexually assaulted during a party at the home of LIV Golf Chairman Greg Norman and his wife in 2021 — and that the couple provided minor attendees with booze beforehand, court papers allege.

The unnamed plaintiff is suing Norman, 68, and his wife Kirsten Kutner, asserting that they turned a blind eye to the underaged drinking before she was victimised near the pool of their sprawling Palm Beach Gardens mansion, the NY Post reports.

An lawyer for Norman said the accusations were without merit, noting that they were filed in March, roughly a year and a half after the incident allegedly took place.

According to court papers, the girl was friends with Kutner’s daughter from a prior relationship and attended a party at the family’s spread in September 2021.

The two were classmates at prestigious Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, which also enrolled former President Donald Trump’s son Barron at the time.

After her arrival at the home, the plaintiff and Norman’s daughter “were provided alcohol by Defendant Kirsten Norman,” the case states. “Upon the arrival of the other minor guests, more alcohol was consumed and openly displayed along the pool for the minor guests to consume.”

The plaintiff eventually became “incapable of standing on her own and was seen stumbling around the party,” court papers state.

The suit, which was first reported by the Daily Mail, asserts two other minors — identified only by their initials — “simultaneously” sexually assaulted the plaintiff in a grassy area next to a pool.

The case accuses the Normans of failing to provide a safe environment during the party and contributing to the delinquency of minors by providing alcohol to the underaged attendees.

“As a result of Defendants’ negligence, Doe suffered bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, disability, mental anguish, loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life, expenses for counselling and resulting treatment, loss of earnings, and the loss of the ability to earn money in the future,” the suit states.

Norman’s lawyer, Stuart Grossman, said the case was baseless.

“This matter was fully investigated and closed,” he said. “The allegations in this complaint are false. We had no idea it was being filed. We will take appropriate action against the lawyer and parties involved. It’s most unfortunate this would be filed two years after the event.”

According to the suit, the party took place just a month before Norman was publicly named CEO of LIV Golf.

The controversial Saudi-backed enterprise recently announced a merger with the PGA.

Norman claimed 100 PGA and international tournament wins during his illustrious career and entered the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.

The suit, first reported by The Mirror, is seeking unspecified damages.

This article originally appeared on the NY Post and was reproduced with permission.


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