A tell-all publication by President Donald Trump’s niece can’t be printed until a judge determines that the merits of claims from the president’s brother that its publication could violate a pact among relatives, a judge said Tuesday.
New York state Supreme Court Judge Hal B. Greenwald at Poughkeepsie, New York, issued an order requiring the niece, Mary Trump, and her publication to describe why they shouldn’t be blocked by publishing the novel:”Too Far and Never Enough: My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.” A hearing has been set for July 10.
The publication, scheduled to be released in July, was composed by Mary Trump, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., the president of the senior brother, who perished 1981. An internet description of this reveals”a nightmare of traumas, harmful relationships, and also a tragic mix of abuse and neglect.”
The judge stated no section of the book could be dispersed before he determines the validity of Robert Trump’s claims. Robert Trump asserts Mary Trump should comply with a written agreement among relatives that such a publication can’t be published without consent from other relatives.
Mary Trump’s attorney, Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., along with her publisher, Simon & Schuster, guaranteed a direct appeal.
“The trial court’s temporary restraining order is only temporary but it nevertheless is a previous restraint on core political language which flatly violates the First Amendment,” Boutrous said.
“This publication, which addresses issues of great public concern and significance about a sitting president at election season, shouldn’t be suppressed for a single day,” Boutrous said in a statement.
Adam Rothberg, a Simon & Schuster spokesperson, said that the publication was defeated but looks ahead”to existing within this instance based on well-established precedents regarding prior restraint”
Charles Harderan attorney for Robert Trump, stated that his client was”very happy.”
He explained in a declaration that the activities from Mary Trump and her publication had been”truly reprehensible.”
“We anticipate aggressively litigating this situation, and will look for the most remedies available by law to the huge damages,” he explained. “Short of corrective actions to immediately cease their egregious behavior, we’ll pursue this situation to the end.”
In court documents, Robert Trump claimed Mary Trump was a portion of a settlement almost two years past that contained a confidentiality clause specifically stating they wouldn’t”publish any accounts regarding the lawsuit or their connection,” unless they agreed, the court documents said.
Associated Press writer Michael Balsamo led to this report from Washington.