- The Trump family have won today a temporary restraining order against their niece Mary Trump and her publishers to stop them from publishing her book
- A judge ruled on Tuesday that they had to refrain from ‘publishing, printing or distributing’ any copies of the book ahead of a hearing on July 10th
- The book - titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man - is due to come out on July 28th and the ruling could delay its publication
The Trump family have won a temporary restraining order against their niece Mary Trump and her publishers to stop them from publishing her tell-all book.
A judge ruled on Tuesday that they had to refrain from ‘publishing, printing or distributing’ any copies of the book ahead of a hearing on July 10th.
The book - titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man — is due to come out on July 28th and the ruling could delay its publication.
The decision was made by Judge Hal B. Greenwald at the Dutchess County court just north of New York - and will be a major setback to Mary, the daughter of the president's brother Fred Jr., who died in 1981 from alcoholism.
Her book promises to describe a 'nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse that helped make Donald Trump the man he is today.'
The president claims she signed a non-disclosure agreement after his father Fred Sr. died more than 20 years ago preventing her saying anything about the family.
The book is also expected to reveal that Mary was the source of a New York Times investigation into the President in 2018 which demolished his image as a self-made man. In fact, he received at least $413 million from his father and was a millionaire by the time he was eight, she said.
Lawyers for the president's younger brother Robert, 71, attempted to file papers last Tuesday in Queens County Surrogate's Court against Mary and her publisher Simon & Schuster.
The court ruled that the filing was botched and they will have to refile - which they did and won a temporary restraining order today.
The three page order states that Mary and her publishers, Simon & Schuster, will have to appear before the court in Poughkeepsie, upstate New York, on July 10th.
Until then anyone who works for the company or with Mary cannot do anything that would make the contents of ‘Too Much and Never Enough, How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man’ public.
This includes ‘directly or indirectly’ allowing parts of it to be published, which means they are unable to leak any sections to journalists.
This closes an avenue of defense for Simon & Schuster who also published the memoir of Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton.
The President went to court to try and gag him but a federal judge ruled that so much was already in the public domain it was impossible.
According to the order, Mary’s team will have until July 2nd to give responses to the court and the Trumps will have until July 7th to respond.