A New York state judge has temporarily blocked publication of President Trump’s niece, Mary’s revealing new book, pending the outcome of a hearing to be held next month.
After a Queens County judge dismissed an earlier lawsuit for being filed in the wrong forum, President Robert Trump’s brother filed a new complaint with the New York Supreme Court in Dutchess County, requesting a court order preliminary and a temporary restraining order to prevent the book from going out. Judge Hal Greenwald scheduled a hearing on the matter for July 10, but gave him a temporary mandate Tuesday to keep the book on hold until then.
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The judge’s order said the July 10 hearing will be for Mary Trump and publishers Simon & Schuster, Inc. to argue why the book should not be kept secret for the duration of the case.
The lawsuit states that when Trump’s father Fred Trump died in 1999, there were objections to the will. As part of a settlement agreement, the complaint says, family members, including Mary Trump, were unable to publish any accounts of the litigation that followed or their relationships with each other.
The complaint states that the only exception that would allow Mary Trump to reveal such information would be if President Robert Trump and his sister Judge Maryanne Trump Barry consented.
On June 15, Mary Trump announced her next book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the Most Dangerous Man in the World.” Simon & Schuster will publish the book on July 28, and carries a description that says it “sheds a bright light on the dark history of their family to explain how their uncle became the man who now threatens the health of the world.” economic security and social fabric “.
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The lawsuit claims that, under the terms of the family members’ agreement regarding Fred Trump’s will, in the event he violates the agreement, Mary Trump consents to a court order.
The lawsuit seeks a permanent court order to prevent publication of the book, a court statement that the publication would violate the agreement, as well as unspecified damages and litigation costs.
Marta Dhanis of Fox News contributed to this report.