Woman photographed urinating at Trump course loses case
Rohan Beyts had been seeking £3000 in damages from Trump International.
A grandmother photographed urinating on Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire golf course has lost her claim for damages.
Rohan Beyts sought £3000 from Trump International Golf Links, claiming staff breached data protection laws by "secretly filming" her.
A staff member said he photographed her as evidence of a "criminal act" in April 2016.
Ms Beyts' lawyer told Edinburgh Sheriff Court workers had breached the Data Protection Act by taking her picture.
She only learned she had been recorded when police officers arrived at her home to charge her with urinating in a public place.
As a result, Ms Beyts sued Trump International Golf Course Scotland, which is owned by the US president.
On Wednesday, Sheriff Donald Corke 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.
He warned that people "taking pictures of females urinating in the countryside put themselves at real risk of prosecution under public order or voyeurism".
Ms Beyts' lawyer Mike Dailly said she had been "vindicated" and said she felt "very relieved".
A spokesman for Trump International said: "We are satisfied that justice has prevailed. 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."