Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Woman - I had to stand up to Trump

Jacqueline Goldberg leaves the federal building in Chicago after testifying in a lawsuit against Donald Trump (AP/Chicago Sun-Times, Scott Stewart)

An 87-year-old woman who alleges Donald Trump cheated her over a property scheme has told jurors she had qualms about suing the developer-turned-TV star given his power and influence.

But during testimony, when she was asked why she nonetheless took Mr Trump to court, Jacqueline Goldberg replied firmly that: "Somebody had to stand up to him."

Ms Goldberg says The Apprentice star enticed her into buying two condominiums at Chicago's Trump International Hotel & Tower with an offer to share profits of the entire building.

But she told jurors at the civil trial in Chicago that she felt "conned" when Mr Trump withdrew the profit-sharing plan after she bought the condos.

Testifying last week, Mr Trump denied the allegations. He also told reporters that Ms Goldberg was in fact trying to rip him off.

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