Trump Sues His Niece and The New York Times for $100 Million
Former president Donald Trump is suing his niece, The New York Times, and three of its reporters over the publication of his tax records. The lawsuit, filed on September 21st in Dutchess County, New York, accuses Mary Trump, The Times, and reporters David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner of being “engaged in an insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly sensitive records” about Trump’s finances.
New York Supreme Court Lifts Gag Order on Mary Trump’s New Book
Mary Trump is now free to speak publicly about her memoir “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.” The ruling is a blow to the Trump family who sued to stop the book's publication arguing that it violates an old nondisclosure agreement.
Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Restraining Order on Trump’s Niece’s Tell-All Book
“Unlike Ms. Trump, [Simon & Schuster] has not agreed to surrender or relinquish any of its First Amendment rights,” wrote Judge Alan Scheinkman, the presiding judge of the state’s Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.
Judge Temporarily Blocks Publication of Trump’s Niece’s Book
The decision has been met with push back by press advocacy groups who argue that the book is of "immense public interest" and should proceed without interference.
Trump Family Tries to Stop Publication of Tell-All Book by President’s Niece
Trump's family asks for restraining order against Mary Trump's tell-all book on the grounds that it violates a nondisclosure agreement she signed in 2001. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., a lawyer for Ms. Trump, called Trump’s family’s actions a “brazen violation of the First Amendment.”