Alexia Palmer sues Trump Model Management, alleging that she was swindled out of a salary for three years.
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A model has filed a federal lawsuit against Trump Model Management, charging that she was promised an annual salary of $75,000 but received only $3,380.75 for 21 jobs over three years, New York’s Daily News reports.

In the suit, a proposed class action, Alexia Palmer alleges that between January 2011 and December 2013, the agency took a 20 percent cut of her modeling income as an agency fee and made her pay a variety of “obscure expenses” that absorbed the rest of her money, the News writes, citing documents filed in federal court in Manhattan.


The suit charges that the agency sent Palmer to a dermatologist and ordered her to take walking lessons while deducting expenses for items including postage fees and limousine rides, the newspaper writes.

Donald Trump, who founded the agency in 1999, and his lawyer, Alan Garten, scoffed at the suit, sayng that it would be dismissed in court.

Read more at the New York Daily News.