US President Donald Trump’s younger brother has taken legal action to block the publication of a tell-all book by the President’s niece, Mary L. Trump. A restraining order was filed by Robert S. Trump against Mary for her forthcoming book.
According to the filing, Robert S. Trump is listed as the plaintiff and Mary Trump and the publisher of her book, Simon & Schuster, are listed as defendants.
Robert Trump who is represented by the President’s attorney, Charles Harder, argued in the report that Mary Trump is violating the confidentiality agreement by writing her book.
The filing further stated that after the death of their father, Fred trump, litigation started over his will. As a result, a settlement was reached that created a confidentiality provision agreed to by all parties including the President’s niece.
Mary Trump’s attorney Ted Boutrous said in a statement that the legal steps aimed to “suppress a book that will discuss matters of utmost public importance.” Also Read– Kim Jong-un “gets a laugh” over notion of friendship with Trump
“They are pursuing this unlawful prior restraint because they do not want the American people to know the truth,” Boutrous said. “The courts will not tolerate this brazen effort to squelch speech in violation of the First Amendment.”
The book is described online by the publishers as “a revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him.”
The book, Simon & Schuster says, will shine “a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.”
A spokesperson for the publisher Adam Rothberg 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,” Rothberg added.
The Trump government recently took legal action against the tell-all book of John Bolton, the former national security advisor. The federal judge denied the motion as said it would “not order a nationwide seizure and destruction of a political memoir.”