After Getting Pelted With Rocks & Golf Balls Former Trump Employee Suing For Anti-Gay Discrimination
A former employee at a Trump golf course in New Jersey alleges he was the victim of severe anti-gay harassment that escalated into physical violence. But when he complained, he was fired.Two years ago, Eleazar Andres started as a maintenance worker at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. But when he told co-workers he was gay, he became the subject of a prolonged campaign of harassment and discrimination.
In a lawsuit, Andres filed in New Jersey court, he claims co-workers called him “maricón” and “faggot,” and regularly threw rocks and golf balls at him. (One man threw a rock at his head so hard it sent him to the hospital.)
What’s worse is the club’s alleged response to the incidents—namely nothing. Andres says his direct supervisor just stood by after witnessing several incidents of name-calling and physical abuse, even after he filed formal complaints.
After Andres told a manager he didn’t feel safe at work and was going to file a police report, he was let go.
His suit claims the club “failed to implement any preventative or remedial measures to protect against unlawful harassment,” and then unlawfully retaliated by terminating him.
He also maintains the resort is liable for the assault and battery he suffered at the hands of other employees.
Though they admit that Andres’ co-workers threw rocks at him, Trump’s legal team denies the charges. They claim he is “a wrongdoer” himself, and equally at fault for having committed some unspecified act.Sounds like a standard Donald Trump response.
Membership at the exclusive resort includes 16 acres of golf, a 25-meter heated pool, tennis courts, luxury overnight accommodations, a fitness center, a private helipad and reciprocal privileges at other Trump Golf properties in Palm Beach, L.A. and Ireland.