A woman has been given permission to pursue damages against one of Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course businesses over allegations that staff filmed her urinating behind a sand dune without consulting her.
Rohan Beyts has brought the legal action against Trump International after staff supposedly filmed her urinating on the Menie Estate course in Aberdeenshire (pictured) in April of this year and then handed the footage to police.
It’s been suggested by Ms Beyts’s lawyer, solicitor advocate Mike Dailly, that this was a breach of the Data Protection Act.
A hearing in the small claims court at Edinburgh Sheriff Court took place immediately before Christmas at which Ms Beyts was given the go-ahead to pursue her claim.
A three-day civil hearing is due to take place in April 2017.
Mr Dailly said: “The Trump Organisation tried to get the case dismissed…and failed.
We now have a three-day civil trial called a proof over three days in April next year.
In that civil trial the Trump Organisation will have to present witnesses and evidence.”
Ms Beyts, a retired social worker, said she was glad the case was going ahead and the date set down for the case in April marked about one year since the incident.
Edinburgh Sheriff Court has confirmed the case of Carol Rohan Beyts against Trump International had been continued until April 2017.
A spokeswoman for Trump International said: “Our position on Rohan Beyts’s claim remains unchanged and the matter is now in the hands of our lawyers.”