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Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:10 AM

A day after her explosive book gets go-ahead, Mary Trump asks court to lift restraining order

Source: Washington Post

A day after her potentially explosive book gets go-ahead, Mary Trump asks court to lift restraining order against her

Mary L. Trump, the author of an explosive book about her uncle President Trump, asked a court to lift a restraining order against her, saying in an affidavit filed Thursday that she was misled by the family into signing a confidentiality agreement in an inheritance case two decades ago.

Her request, filed with the New York Supreme Court, follows a decision by the court’s appellate division on Wednesday to lift a restraining order against Simon & Schuster, allowing publication of the book to go forward. That court left in place a restraining order against Mary Trump.

The affidavit marks the first time Mary Trump has commented publicly about her book, as well as her allegation that she was misled when signing the confidentiality agreement.

In her affidavit, Mary Trump said she “never believed” the confidentiality agreement in the inheritance case could restrict her from writing a book about “the conduct and character of my uncle, the sitting President of the United States, during his campaign for re-election.” She said she decided that writing a book was necessary after her uncle was elected president.

The book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” has climbed to the top of bestseller lists based on preorders and is slated to be published July 28. The publisher, which said it has already distributed thousands of copies to retailers, has said the book will reveal the “nightmare of traumas” that shaped the man who is now president.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-day-after-her-potentially-explosive-book-gets-go-ahead-mary-trump-asks-court-to-lift-restraining-order-against-her/2020/07/02/c0f640fa-bcbe-11ea-86d5-3b9b3863273b_story.html



The publisher "has already distributed thousands of copies to retailers". I like that part.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:34 AM

1. Mary Trump is claiming Trump defrauded her when she signed the confidentiality agreement 19 yrs.

ago. She accuses Trump of hiding assets at the time the settlement of her grandfather's estate was negotiated, so the confidentiality agreement is invalid. Knowing how Trump operates, the charge is probably true.

"The legal fight over a tell-all by President Trump’s niece took another turn on Thursday when her lawyers filed papers to remove a temporary restraining order, arguing that the confidentiality agreement she signed 19 years ago was an unenforceable fraud...In an affidavit, Mary Trump said that when she inked the agreement, ending a dispute over her grandfather’s will, she believed the asset amounts in it were accurate, but learned they were bogus from a New York Times expose.”

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Response to sop (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:19 AM

3. Excellent argument against the ND agreement.. TY, sop!

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Response to sop (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:02 AM

5. She also accuses Donald and Robert

of violating the same NDA. I suspect that would weaken their case.

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Response to sop (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:07 PM

16. Good for her. Go get him, Mary. nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:02 AM

2. ...and it's already in its third printing!

This is going to be a huge seller.

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:20 AM

4. Yay! Just in time for an almost October Surprise!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:07 AM

6. Just ordered my copy.

Want to see it out sell The Art of The Deal.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:07 AM

7. No private NDA should apply to the President of the United States.

It violates the public interest and the safety of our country.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:44 AM

14. Agreed. It's important.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:52 AM

8. Both Barnes & Noble and Amazoo say book available July 28. n/t

KY

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:51 AM

9. Bolton who?

He must be pissed! He's old news already!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:44 AM

10. Wouldn't be surprised if those of us who pre-ordered this book receive

it earlier than the release date. It has been distributed and is on at least its third printing.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:38 AM

13. how do you know it's on third printing? it would be great news.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 07:32 AM

11. I wonder if the mob

ever used NDAs to protect themselves from incrimination and prosecution?

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:17 AM

12. I think a Mob "NDA" would be .38cal 'poimanent'.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:00 PM

15. Can someone just leak the damn book for heaven's sake?

I’ve never seen an NDA that there wasn’t some smart attorney who could get around. None of them need the money. Just put the book out there.

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