Recently, President Trump’s brother Robert tried to block the release of an upcoming tell-all memoir from Mary Trump, the president’s niece, saying she was violating a nondisclosure agreement related to the settlement of the estate of their, Fred Trump.
But now, a New York judge has dismissed the legal motion, ruling that the case was filed in the wrong jurisdiction.
“Under the scenario presented, it cannot be successfully argued this dispute affects the administration of the decedent’s estate,” Queens County Surrogate’s Court, Peter Kelly wrote. “The irrefutable conclusion is, regardless of the outcome of this matter, the administration of this estate will not be impacted one iota.
“Accordingly, the matter is dismissed.”
The book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, is still set to be published by Simon & Schuster on July 28 and is expected to describe “unflattering details about the family.”
“The court has promptly and correctly held that it lacks jurisdiction to grant the Trump’s family’s baseless request to suppress a book of utmost public importance and concern,’ said Mary Trump’s attorney, Theodore Boutrous. “Democracy thrives on the free exchange of ideas, and neither this court nor any other has authority to violate the Constitution by imposing a prior restraint on core political speech.”
In a statement this week, Simon & Schuster said:
“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. In Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, Mary Trump has written a compelling personal story of worldwide significance, and we look forward to helping her tell her story.”
Robert Trump calls the book “a disgrace.”
“Her attempt to sensationalize and mischaracterize our family relationship after all of these years for her own financial gain is both a travesty and injustice to the memory of my late brother Fred and our beloved parents,” he said.
HA! Can’t wait to read it!