Judge blocks launch of tell-all e-book by Donald Trump niece


A tell-all e-book by President Donald Trump’s niece can’t be revealed till a choose decides the deserves of claims by the president’s brother, Robert S Trump, that its publication would violate a pact amongst relations, a choose stated on Tuesday.

New York state Supreme Court Judge Hal B Greenwald in Poughkeepsie, New York, issued an order requiring the niece, Mary Trump, and her writer to clarify why they shouldn’t be blocked from publishing the e-book titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.

A listening to within the case was set for July 10.

The e-book, scheduled to be revealed on July 28, was written by Mary Trump, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr, the president’s older brother, who died in 1981. An on-line description of it says it reveals “a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse”.

The choose banned “publishing, printing or distributing any book or any portions thereof” earlier than he decides the validity of Robert’s claims.

Robert argues Mary should adjust to a written settlement amongst household members who settled a dispute over Fred Trump’s will by agreeing {that a} e-book about them can’t be revealed with out their permission.

Mary’s lawyer, Theodore J Boutrous Jr, and her writer, Simon & Schuster, promised an instantaneous enchantment.

“The trial court’s temporary restraining order is only temporary but it still is a prior restraint on core political speech that flatly violates the First Amendment,” Boutrous stated in a press release.

“This book, which addresses matters of great public concern and importance about a sitting president in an election year, should not be suppressed even for one day,” Boutrous stated.

Adam Rothberg, a Simon & Schuster spokesperson, stated the writer was disenchanted however appears ahead “to prevailing in this case based on well-established precedents regarding prior restraint”.

Charles Harder, a lawyer for Robert, stated his shopper was “very pleased”.

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President Donald Trump, whose household has sued to dam a e-book about them, within the Rose Garden on the White House [File: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters]

He stated in a press release the actions by Mary and her writer have been “truly reprehensible”.

“We look forward to vigorously litigating this case, and will seek the maximum remedies available by law for the enormous damages,” he stated. “Short of corrective action to immediately cease their egregious conduct, we will pursue this case to the very end.”

In court docket papers, Robert maintained Mary was a part of a settlement nearly 20 years in the past that included a confidentiality clause explicitly saying they’d not “publish any account concerning the litigation or their relationship”, until all of them agreed.