Trump's niece is trying to lift the restraining order against the publication of her memoir, saying she was misled by an NDA
Lawyers for President Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump, are trying to lift a temporary restraining order over the publication of her memoir, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man." Her book had been barred from publication earlier this week over a legal case surrounding a non-disclosure agreement she signed nearly 20 years ago amid a dispute over her grandfather's will. Mary Trump says the non-disclosure agreement was based on fraudulent financial information, and that she didn't know it would keep her from writing a memoir. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
President Donald Trump's niece who's writing a tell-all book about their family is trying to lift a restraining order over the memoir's publication, saying she was misled by a a non-disclosure agreement from nearly 20 years ago. Lawyers for Mary Trump filed an affidavit in her ongoing legal case over the book on Thursday, in which they argue that the non-disclosure agreement was based on fraudulent financial information, and that Mary Trump didn't know it would eventually keep her from writing a memoir, according to the Daily Beast. Earlier this week, a judge temporarily banned Mary Trump from publishing "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," which is set to be released on July 29. The ban was put in place after Robert Trump — Donald Trump's brother and Mary Trump's uncle — claimed Mary had broken a nondisclosure agreement by writing the book. In the recent court filings, Mary Trump argues that she believed the confidentiality agreement she had signed was unenforceable. Mary Trump had signed the agreement in early 2001 tied to an inheritance dispute over her grandfather's will. In her recent affidavit, Mary Trump's lawyers say that she believed the assets in the will were accurate at the time of signing, but later learned they were fraudulent through a New York Times expose, according to The Daily Beast. She also says, according to the affidavit seen by the Daily Beast, that she didn't know the non-disclosure agreement would ban her from writing a book about her life. "None of the parties to the Settlement Agreement, including my uncles Donald Trump and Robert Trump, or my aunt Maryanne Trump, has ever sought my permission to speak publicly about our family or their personal relationships with me, my brother Fred, or among each other," she wrote. Mary Trump's book is advertised as a "bright light on the dark history" of the Trump clan. In the book, she alleges that she leaked the documents that led to a New York Times investigation into Trump's tax returns, and that Trump "dismissed and derided" his own father as he succumbed to Alzheimer's.
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