Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward allegedly told a Jewish woman to “shut up you little disease” during a drunken tirade at a London train station, a court heard today
Ward allegedly hurled abuse at Jewish brothers Jake and Sam Jacobs at London Euston back in October 2019.
The Jacob brothers were said to be asking customer services why trains were delayed when the 48-year-old reality star allegedly drunkenly approached them saying: “Why do you lot always complain?”
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Inner London Crown Court, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, also heard Ward called Jewish woman Samantha Eisner, who is the girlfriend of Jake Jacobs, a “little disease”.
Ward was also allegedly found with cocaine in a cigarette packet.
She denies two counts of racially aggravated harassment and possession of cocaine.
Giving evidence today, Miss Eisner said: “I didn’t notice her until she started speaking to us when we were at the information desk.
“She said ‘Why are you lot always complaining?’ and I replied ‘What do you mean?’
“She said to the boys ‘you Jewish c *** s’ and then she continued to say to me that I was a little disease.
“I don’t think we had much of a response because we were shocked, we were upset.
“It was awful, I was upset and my grandpa was in Auschwitz and survived Auschwitz. It was such a long time ago, you think it’s stopped and it’s still going on.
“We were upset enough that we involved the police because we thought it was important. It was really upsetting. “
She said after her partner walked away to phone the police, Ward repeatedly told her and Sam Jacobs: “I’m not a racist, I’m not a racist.”
Miss Eisner said she believed her boyfriend was wearing a Star of David necklace when he and his brother were allegedly targeted by Ward.
She agreed there was ‘nothing about her own appearance that would identify her as Jewish’.
Lisa Judge, defending Ward, read a statement from Euston station’s security manager that referenced the Jacobs brothers mocking Ward for her “Botox and wealth”.
The nanny denied this, explaining: “I don’t recall saying that I didn’t know at the time who she was.”
She added: “‘She seemed to be, perhaps on drugs, or had drunk alcohol, or something.”
Asked if anyone at the station had come to their aid during the incident, Miss Eisner said: “No and it’s very sad. It’s awful no-one did until we asked for help.
“It was very heated, very upsetting.”
Sam Jacobs also gave evidence today and told jurors: “She said to Samantha ‘Shut up you f *** ing disease’.
“Samantha wasn’t even speaking to Dawn apart from saying ‘Calm down, calm down’.
“It made me feel very upset. I’m a Jewish person and proud of it and in today’s society I don’t expect those comments to be made about any Jewish person. “
He also denied talking about Ward’s “Botox or wealth”.
The interior designer sat at the back of the courtroom with her husband wearing a cream blouse and cream trousers.
The trial continues.