NYC judge rejects Trump family effort to halt tell-all book

Brenda Watkins
July 1, 2020

Kelly of the Queens County Surrogate Court in NY, exactly where a motion to receive a short term restraining get was submitted Tuesday by Robert S. Trump, dismissed the circumstance citing a absence of jurisdiction.

Recently, the NY courts dismissed the request of Trump's brother Robert Trump, to obtain a temporary restraining order on Mary Trump and her publisher, Simon & Schuster to block the publication of the book.

Trump has claimed that his niece is "not allowed to write a book" because of a "very powerful" NDA that "covers everything".

Charles Tougher, the lawyer representing Robert Trump and who also represents the President, claimed his client will continue to pursue lawful action.

It's also likely to shed some interesting light on one of the more embarrassing revelations surrounding the president: the New York Times reported that Mary Trump's book is expected to say she was "a chief source" for the newspaper's coverage of the president's finances, "and that she provided the newspaper with confidential tax documents".

The Daily Beast reported earlier this month that the book will reveal that Mary Trump was the crucial source for explosive NY times reporting on Trump's finances, suggesting the billionaire paid little in tax for decades. "Therefore, Robert Trump will proceed with filing a new lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court". "This issue as a result was filed in that court".

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Mary Trump's lawyer, Theodore Boutrous, in a statement, praised the decision, saying, "The court has promptly and correctly held that it lacks jurisdiction to grant the Trump family's baseless request to suppress a book of utmost public importance".

President Trump previously said during an interview last week that Mary Trump is "not allowed" to write the book due to the nondisclosure agreement she signed.

"Democracy thrives on the free exchange of ideas", added Boutrous, "and neither this court nor any other has the authority to violate the Constitution by imposing a prior restriction on central political discourse". She is the daughter of Donald Trump's older brother, Fred Trump Jr. who died from alcoholism at the age of 42.

A representative for Simon & Schuster said in a statement that the firm was "delighted" with the court's Thursday decision.

The room mentioned in the title forms the crux in this memoir of the White House, detailing the workings of the Trump administration. "She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who now occupies the Oval Office, including the unusual and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr., and Donald".

In a statement, which the Mail said was provided by Eric Trump, the president's second son, Fred Trump III said: "At the time that our lawsuit with the family was resolved, Mary and I had each received a generous financial settlement from the family and were more than willing to agree to execute non-disclosure provisions ... in my opinion, those provisions of the 2001 settlement agreement are still in effect and binding today".

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