A Montrose grandmother who sought damages after being photographed urinating on Donald Trump’s course has been branded “a shameless activist” who should “have used the facilities available to her”.
Carol Rohan Beyts, had claimed £3,000 from Trump International Golf Links Scotland, claiming staff breached data protection laws by “secretly filming” her when she was caught short at the Menie estate course.
However, within an hour of the ruling, a statement issued by Trump International slammed the 62 year-old.
“We are satisfied that justice has prevailed,” it read.
“The disingenuous claim by Rohan Beyts was a perversion of the truth and nothing more than a poor attempt at self-publicity in an effort to garner support for her anti-Trump, anti-business propaganda.
“It’s a disgrace that valuable time and money has been wasted defending a genuine north east business and its honest, hard-working personnel from this nonsense.”
The statement appeared to pour scorn on the Angus woman’s claims she had a medical problem which left with no option but to urinate on the course.
“Rohan Beyts is a shameless activist with a history of antagonistic behaviour,” it continued.
“She came on to our property with a hostile opponent of the project looking for trouble.
“We are a fully operational golf and leisure resort, with public restrooms.
“Had her intentions been honourable she would have used the facilities available to her.”
The statement continued: “She is insincere about her motives for being on our land and needs to take accountability for her actions.
“Members of our green-keeping staff were flabbergasted at what they witnessed and reported the incident to the police.
“It should have come as no surprise to her that she was charged for publicly urinating on golf course land.”