11/11/2008 at 08:00 AM EST
Donald Trump doesn't just have the golden touch for business – he also has a heart of gold.
The real-estate mogul has been housing Jennifer Hudson
and some of her relatives at the Trump International Hotel & Tower free of charge.
"She's a great girl. And we're protecting them well," Trump told PEOPLE at a benefit honoring Australia
director Baz Luhrman at the Museum of Modern Art Monday night. "They are very safe."
Hudson has been seeking refuge at the Trump holding since her mother, brother and nephew were murdered in Chicago
on Oct. 24.
Trump's largesse was first reported by E! Online
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