Judge temporarily halts release of Mary Trump's book until at least July 10

Judge temporarily halts release of Mary Trump's book until at least July 10


A New York judge Tuesday temporarily blocked the release of a tell-all book by President Trump’s niece until at least July 10, saying it violated a 20-year confidentiality agreement.

The restraining order was issued against Mary Trump and her publisher Simon & Schuster. Justice Hal Greenwald in Poughkeepsie, New York, also ordered Ms. Trump to explain why he shouldn’t grant a permanent injunction.

Mr. Trump’s brother, Robert S. Trump, filed the lawsuit saying the book violates an agreement Mary Trump reached with her two uncles and aunt Maryanne Trump in 2001.

Under the agreement, Mary Trump agreed not to publish a book about Donald, Robert or Maryanne Trump without permission from each of them. The pact was part of a settlement deal as part of a dispute over the will of her grandfather, Fred C. Trump Sr.

Mary Trump is the daughter of Fred C. Trump Jr., who died in 1981.

The order prohibits Mary Trump and the publisher

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