‘A dis u call sprat versus jaws’. Tell me something, who negotiated the contract for this JA model? Was she signed to a local agency and if so which one? US$75,000.00 per year basically US$6,000+ monthly, gross I would imagine. Not really a lot of money for leaving your Country for bigger and better right? Then again, the question I should probably ask is what do fashion models on the Roc earn? Interestingly though this piece of news was brought to the fore long before Donald Trump was in the runnings for the presidential nominee of the Republican Party.
That is the thing with these legal documents. You stayed the entire 3 years when you were to be paid $75,000.00 yearly. If you did not receive the correct amount in year one, why would you continue for a further 2 years. How often were you working for the 3 years? Were you provided room and board? How were you introduced to Trump’s modeling agency? I have more questions than commentary on this piece as I quite simply do not understand how if the contract was breeched from year 1, why stay on for 2 more years when you have to ‘eat a food’. I look forward to the outcome. Sprat versus jaws update will be published as soon as it is available.
Donald Trump not too big on immigration yet he had an immigrant worker fashion model be it in his employ. What would you call that, the irony of it all eeh……………….
J’can files suit against Donald Trump’s modelling agency
(Jamaica Observer) Wednesday, March 09, 2016 | 7:56 PM 8 Comments
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Foreign media are reporting that a Jamaican model has filed a lawsuit against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s modelling agency.
The agency, Trump Model Management LLC, is accused of lying to the federal government in its work-visa application.
According to court documents, the Jamaican, Alexia Palmer, was to receive a US$75,000-a-year salary while living in the United States.
Instead, Palmer reportedly received a total of US$3,880.75 during the three years she was under contract with the agency. The complainant alleges “fraudulent misrepresentation” and violations of US immigration and labour laws and has asked for US $225,000 in back pay. The suit was originally filed in October 2014 and a decision on a pending motion by Trump Model Management to dismiss is expected by the end of March. The clerk for Judge Analisa Torres, who is presiding over the case in the US District Court, Southern District, told Reuters.
However, Trump’s lawyers have called the case “frivolous” and “without merit”.
In court documents they reportedly said Palmer wasn’t an employee and was more than adequately compensated for a “very brief stint as a fashion model”, which they say amounted to less than 10 days of work over three years.
“At the end of the day, this model just didn’t have a successful career, and we fully expect to win,” said Lawrence Rosen, a lawyer for Trump Model Management.