Woman filmed urinating on Trump course loses case

Carol Rohan Beyts at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
Carol Rohan Beyts at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
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A woman who claimed damages after a worker photographed her urinating at US President Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course has lost her case.

Carol Rohan Beyts, known as Rohan, 62, sought £3,000 in damages 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.

A staff member said he photographed her for evidence of a “criminal act” and the firm contested her claims.

A sheriff sitting in Edinburgh said she should “not have been photographed” but ruled that distress was not caused by the company’s failure to register under the Data Protection Act.

The 62-year-old long-term campaigner against the course previously told a small claims hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court that she suffers from bladder problems and was caught short on a walk through the course on April 11 last year.

She added she was “shocked” to be told by police that she had been filmed, leaving her “slightly paranoid” about urinating outside.