Mary Trump is not backing down from a legal battle with her uncles Donald and Robert Trump. On Tuesday a judge issued a temporary hold on the publication of Mary Trump’s tell-all-book on Donald Trump. On Thursday her lawyers quickly filed papers to remove the temporary restraining order.
In the document’s Mary’s legal team argues that the confidentiality agreement she signed more than 19 years ago is an unenforceable fraud. Mary Trump wrote in an affidavit that when she signed the agreement, ending a dispute over her grandfather’s will, she believed the asset amounts in it were accurate, but she adds that she later learned from a New York Times expose that they were bogus.
She adds that she did not believe that the agreement would bar her from telling “her life story,” which is detailed in her new book. She also noted that Donald Trump “has spoken out about our family and the will dispute on numerous occasions” suggesting that makes the confidentiality agreement void.
“None of the parties to the Settlement Agreement, including my uncles Donald Trump and Robert Trump, or my aunt Maryanne Trump, has ever sought my permission to speak publicly about our family or their personal relationships with me, my brother Fred, or among each other,” she wrote.
Mary Trump’s lawyers petitioned the New York Supreme Court and, in that petition, wrote that it is clear that Donald Trump and his family “do not want the American public to hear” their client’s story.
“But the First Amendment, ordinary rules of contract law, and bedrock equitable principles defeat Plaintiff’s extraordinary and unwarranted request for injunctive relief,” they wrote.
Mary Trump’’s book “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” is said to contain “harrowing and salacious” stories about Donald Trump. The book is scheduled to hit bookstores on July 28. Pre-orders on Amazon already have the book No. 1 on Amazon’s bestseller’s list.
Donald Trump’s brother Robert, secured a restraining order against the book’s publisher Simon & Schuster and Mary Trump. Earlier this week an appeals court threw out the restraining order against the publishing house and now Mary Trump is fighting to get the one against her lifted.
Her legal team wrote that Robert Trump “cannot succeed on the merits of his contractual claims because the confidentiality provision in the decades-old Settlement Agreement of financial disputes that Plaintiff invokes is unenforceable and inapplicable.”