- Donald Trump's brother Robert Trump is trying to block their niece Mary Trump from publishing her tell-all book Too Much and Never Enough, out July 28.
- Robert Trump filed a temporary restraining order and claims Mary's book violates an NDA she signed in 2001.
The drama surrounding Donald Trump's niece Mary Trump and her explosive new tell-all book Too Much and Never Enough just got messier. According to People, President Trump's brother Robert filed a temporary restraining order against Mary and her publisher Simon & Schuster.
In the filing, Robert's attorney reportedly requests that the court to stop Mary's book from being published because it allegedly violates a 2001 confidentiality agreement she signed with the rest of the Trump family. In other words, she signed an NDA.
Mary isn't having it, and her attorney Theodore Boutros Jr. put out a statement saying 'President Trump and his siblings are seeking to suppress a book that will discuss matters of utmost public importance. They are pursuing this unlawful prior restraint because they do not want the American people to know the truth. The courts will not tolerate this brazen effort to squelch speech in violation of the First Amendment.'
Meanwhile, Simon & Schuster's spokesman mused 'As the plaintiff and his attorney well know, the courts take a dim view of prior restraint, and this attempt to block publication will meet the same fate as those that have gone before.'
So, why did Mary sign an NDA? She and her brother Fred Trump III sued their aunts and uncles in 2000, disputing the handling of their grandfather Fred Trump Sr.’s will. You can get more details right this way, but basically they asked for 1/5 of their grandfather’s estate, and in response to the lawsuit, Trump allegedly cut off health insurance for Fred’s son, saying, 'When [Trump III] sued us, we said, "Why should we give him medical coverage?”'
As a reminder, Mary's book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man drops on July 28, and promises to be 'harrowing and salacious.' According to the description on Amazon, the tell-all covers 'a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald.'
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