On Tuesday, a New York judge temporarily suspended the publication of a “revealing” book by Donald Trump’s niece that calls the President “the most dangerous man in the world“.
The temporary restraining order prevents the 240-page book from being published until at least a July 10 hearing that will see Mary Trump and his publisher, Simon & Schuster, defend its publication.
The president’s brother Robert Trump originally asked a Queens court to issue a temporary restraining order, which was dismissed.
He said Mary was violating a non-disclosure agreement she signed in 2001 after the same court settled a controversial dispute over the estate of real estate mogul Fred Trump – father of Donald and Robert and father of Mary Fred Trump Jr, died in 1981.
Justice Queens stated that he had no jurisdiction to seek an injunction against the book.
Hal Greenwald’s New York Supreme Court order now requires Mary and her publisher to respond to Robert’s trial.
Mary’s lawyer has vowed to appeal immediately.
“The temporary prohibition order of the court of first instance is only temporary, but it is still a preliminary restriction to a fundamental political speech which categorically violates the first amendment,” said his lawyer, Theodore Boutrous. , in a press release.
“This book, which addresses very important questions for the public and concerning a president in office during an election year, should not be deleted even for a day.”
Charles Harder, Robert’s lawyer who also represented the president, said his client was “very satisfied” with the order.
In her book, Mary, a 55-year-old clinical psychologist, recounts what she saw of the “toxic family” at the home of her grandparents, according to her editor.
The Daily Beast reported earlier this month that the book would reveal that Mary Trump was the crucial source of the New York Times’ explosive information on Trump’s finances, suggesting that the billionaire had paid little tax for years. decades.
President Trump, like his brother, told Axios last week that Mary’s nondisclosure agreement prevented him from revealing family secrets.
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