Activist "Really Upset" By Donald Trump Employees Allegedly Photographing Her Urinating

Rohan Beyts is suing the president's golf course for breach of privacy

Environmental activist Rohan Beyts has revealed in court that she was "really upset" when she discovered Donald Trump employees had photographed her allegedly urinating on the president's golf course.

According to The Guardian, Beyts is suing Trump's resort in Scotland's Aberdeenshire for breach of privacy after chief executives of the club accused her of committing a public nuisance to the police in April 2016.

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The former social worker and campaigner against Trump's club alleges Trump International Golf Course Scotland (TIGCS) used photos taken by two members of staff and a member of the public on their smart phones without her consent.

During the time of incident, TIGCS were not registered to hold personal data in breach of the UK's strict data protection legislation, despite having a CCTV system.

Beyts told Edinburgh sheriff court she was being treated for incontinence when she and a friend walked through the golf course, and she needed to urinate "rather urgently".

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She claimed she then hid very discreetly behind a dune as to avoid being seen, and it had been a foggy, misty day with poor visibility.

But when she arrived back near the club house, she was confronted by the club's manager and a local paper photographer - although neither said they had photographed her.

The Press & Journal photographer had taken pictures of her without her knowledge or permission.

Police arrived at Beyts's property days later and at night to inform her she was being charged under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act with urinating in public in a manner likely to cause annoyance.

Speaking in court, she reflected: "I was really quite upset."

"I had taken all possible steps to ensure I wasn't viewed. I was also upset [because] I had had a conversation, possibly with the men who had filmed me afterwards and not a word was mentioned to me."

Sarah Malone - an executive vice-president at the golf course - contacted police after being shown images of Beyts urinating on an estate employee's phone.

The case continues.