Woman, 87: 'Somebody had to stand up' to Trump

She is suing the billionaire star of 'The Apprentice,' claiming he cheated her in a bait-and-switch condo scheme.

By Money Staff May 20, 2013 3:58PM
File photo of Donald Trump on March 26, 2013 in New York City (copyright Donna Ward/Getty Images)The Associated Press

 

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

 

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

 

Goldberg says "The Apprentice" star enticed her into buying two condos 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 Trump withdrew the profit-sharing plan after she bought the condos.

 

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

 

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May 20, 2013 4:24PM
May 20, 2013 4:33PM
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"Somebody had to stand up to him."

 

Finally, someone who doesn't mince their words. If only our

elected officials had the same courage when facing Big Business.

May 20, 2013 4:29PM
May 20, 2013 4:38PM
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He'd screw his own mother for another buck.
May 20, 2013 4:17PM
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Headline: "trump gets trumped by 87 year old"!!!!!
May 20, 2013 4:53PM
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He is not what he thinks he is a joke to be sure. I hope she wins...................
May 20, 2013 4:37PM
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this guy is a egotistical sleezball. he has to have his name on everything .trump golf trump park trump tower.the real joke is that dead squirrel or what ever it is on his head .I aint got his resources but if I did I sure could get a better coiffe . someday hill get his wish  here lies trump his last piece of work im sure it will be a gaudy mosoleum  and he probably owns  the bone yard . its 430 pm happy hour ill drink to that. see if you can  trump me.
May 20, 2013 5:05PM
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The Donald is a narcissistic sociopath. Greater love hath no man than he does of himself.
May 20, 2013 4:45PM
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I accidentally hit a button that reported someone.  I apologize--please restore the comment.  Thanks.
I wouldn't put it past Trump to cheat an 87 year-old.

May 20, 2013 5:16PM
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what pathetic dirt bag to rip off senior citizens.  Trump is the lowest of the low snake oil sellin' scumbags.
May 20, 2013 4:32PM
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no body wants to work for an ego and he has a big ego.
May 20, 2013 5:32PM
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I think the issue is that the offer of the profit share was in the documents with the possibility of it being revoked, and the lawsuit is because the plaintiff believes Trump used it as a ploy to sell condo's and withdrawing the option after the sale was made. Intentionally lying about paying profits to make a profit. While it is legal to withdraw the profit sharing after the fact, the point is, Trump never intended to pay profit share in the first place. That is what the lawsuit is about.
May 20, 2013 5:30PM
May 20, 2013 4:42PM
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This is a case about a senile old coot clearly not having enough sense to stay out of the kitchen when it was too hot to get into in the first place.

 

But enough about Donald Trump...

May 20, 2013 4:55PM
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Couldn't Trump afford braces for that buck toothed daughter of his?   Cheap shot, I know, but I can't stand that creep and that bogus hair.  He needs to go far, far away.
May 20, 2013 5:39PM
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You should see the Trump towers in Ft Lauderdale, FL that NEVER opened.  Anyone that bought a Condo there got ripped off.  Of course, he got away with it.
May 20, 2013 5:26PM
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Hopefully she got the profit sharing IN WRITING!
May 20, 2013 5:08PM
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87 YEARS OLD, old enough to know "put it in writing"!

May 20, 2013 4:38PM
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I don't like him any more than the next guy, but that has nothing to do with the lawsuit.  It boils down to what was in writing and what is legal in the eyes of the court.  Stop conducting trial by media and leave it in the courtroom.
May 20, 2013 4:47PM
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She might have a case if she got the offer in writting. While I don't really care for Trump, he is not stupid. Why would he give someone who bought a condo or two in his building a share in the entire building profits? It doesn't make sense. I would say the woman in this case is mistaken.
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