Trump’s Brother Sues Niece in an Attempt to Block Her Tell-All Book About the Trumps
Donald Trump’s brother Robert Trump is suing his niece Mary Trump in an attempt to stop her from releasing a tell-all book, according to People magazine.
The soon-to-be-released Too Much and Never Enough is being pitched as a “revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him.”
The book is also expected to confirm Mary as a key source in an award-winning New York Times investigation that looked into their family finances, for which she provided confidential documents.
Too Much and Never Enough is due out July 28.
Reportedly, Robert filed a request for a temporary restraining order against Mary and Simon & Schuster, which also published John Bolton’s recent memoir, The Room Where it Happened.
In the filing, Robert’s attorney Charles Harder asks the court to stop Mary’s book on the “basis that the memoir violates a 2001 confidentiality agreement she signed with other immediate members of the Trump family,” reports People.
In response, Mary and her publisher said the requested restraining order amounted to censorship.
“President Trump and his siblings are seeking to suppress a book that will discuss matters of utmost public importance,” attorney Theodore Boutros Jr., who is representing Mary, said in a statement.
“They are pursuing this unlawful prior restraint because they do not want the American people to know the truth,” he said. “The courts will not tolerate this brazen effort to squelch speech in violation of the First Amendment.”
A spokesman for publisher Simon & Schuster added, “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.”
Wow! We never thought we’d live to see the day where a president has so many tell-alls.