Judge orders Mary Trump to explain why her tell-all shouldn't be barred from publication
A New York judge on Tuesday ordered attorneys for President Donald Trump's niece to respond to a lawsuit filed by Robert Trump, the president's brother, seeking to halt the publication of her forthcoming tell-all memoir.
Judge Hal Greenwald of the New York Supreme Court also issued an order prohibiting Simon & Schuster from publishing the book before the case is decided, and scheduled a hearing in the matter as soon as July 10.
The book, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," by Mary Trump, is scheduled for release July 28.
The book "shines 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," according to Simon & Schuster.
The order temporarily bars Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster from "publishing, printing or distributing any book or any portions thereof" that contain "descriptions or accounts of Mary L. Trump's relationship with Robert S. Trump, Donald Trump, or Maryanne Trump Barry."
Maryanne Trump Barry, the president's eldest sister, retired as a federal appeals court judge last year.
The publisher and an attorney for Mary Trump said they planned to appeal the order immediately.
Robert Trump challenged the publication of the book on the grounds that a nondisclosure agreement reached in connection with litigation over his father's will prohibits those involved from from publishing anything "concerning the litigation or their relationship with each other."
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