Trump brother’s lawsuit against Mary Trump's book dismissed by a NYC judge

President Donald Trump is the focus of a purportedly explosive tell-all book by his niece Mary Trump

Earlier this week, the Trump family sough a temporary and permanent injunction against publication of the book by filing their lawsuit with the New York City Surrogate's Court.

Mary Trump's upcoming book, Too Much and Never Enough, which is set to be published on July 28th, will reveal her relationship with the president and the events and patterns that shaped the person that Trump is today.

Trump, the president's younger brother, asked a court in the NY borough of Queens to block the book's publication, alleging that Mary Trump was violating a nondisclosure agreement related to the settlement of the estate of Fred Trump, her grandfather - and Donald Trump's father.

"The court has quickly and correctly held that it lacks jurisdiction to grant the Trump family's unfounded request to delete a book of the utmost public importance", Boutrous said.

The dispute was settled in a confidential agreement, which the president said last weekend included a "very powerful" nondisclosure agreement.

In the book Mary "describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse", according to the tell-all's description on Simon & Schuster's website.

Mary Trump has expressed opposition to her uncle on Twitter and was reportedly a key source for the New York Times' Pulitzer-winning reporting on Trump family tax affairs. "Thus, Robert Trump will carry on with submitting a new lawsuit in the New York Point out Supreme Courtroom".

The probate court said Thursday it was not the proper forum for such a case.

Ted Boutrous, the renowned 1st Modification attorney who represented Mary Trump, and who has also represented CNN in the past, lauded the court's conclusion in a assertion.

Charles Harder, Robert Trump's lawyer in the matter, said his client would file a new lawsuit in Manhattan. "You know, when we settled with her and her brother, who I do have a good relationship with ... she ... signed a nondisclosure".

"Democracy thrives on the free exchange of ideas", added Boutrous, "and neither this court nor any other has the authority to violate the Constitution by imposing a prior restriction on central political discourse".

A representative for Simon & Schuster said in a statement that the firm was "delighted" with the court's Thursday decision.

The legal battle comes just after the Trump administration has also tried to stop the publication of former national security adviser John Bolton's memoir, "The Room Where It Happened".

Mary Trump and Fred Trump III are the children of Fred Trump Jr, the president's older brother who left the family business and died of heart problems arising from alcoholism in 1981, at the age of 42.

Framed photographs of U.S. President Donald Trump's parents, Fred and Mary Trump, sit on a table in the Oval Office while the president meets with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the White House August 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.



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