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Jamaican model files suit against Donald Trump-owned model agency

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 3:45 AM
Alexia Palmer is accusing Trump Model Management LLC of lying to the federal government in its work-visa application that said she would be paid a $75,000-a-year salary while living in the United States, according to court documents.

A Jamaican model will reportedly know by month-end whether a lawsuit against the modeling agency owned by United States (US) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be proceed.

Reuters news agency is reporting that the model, Alexia Palmer, is accusing Trump Model Management LLC of lying to the federal government in its work-visa application that said she would be paid a US$75,000-a-year salary while living in the US.

The report say according to court papers, "Palmer received a total of US$3,880.75 during the three years she was under contract with the agency".

Palmer has accused Trump's agency of “fraudulent misrepresentation” and violations of US immigration and labor laws.

Her class action lawsuit has reportedly asked for US$225,000 in back pay.

Reuters says the suit was filed in October 2014.

Trmp's Model Management has filed a motion to have the suit dismissed. The  judge, Analisa Torres, who is presiding over the case in the US District Court, Southern District, is reportedly to make her decision by the end of March.

Palmer, at 17, finished second in Pulse's 2010 Caribbean Model Search which catapulted her on the world stage.

She hails from Allman Town, Kingston and is a past student of Dunoon Technical High School.