NY Judge Blocks Publishing of Book by Trump’s Niece

President Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, has written a damning family history. The book claims “a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse.” Other allegations include Trump’s involvement in “fraudulent” tax schemes and that he received over $400 million, adjusted for inflation, from his father’s real estate empire.

On Tuesday, a Dutchess County judge temporarily blocked publication of the book until a July 10th hearing. The hearing will determined whether the book violates a confidentiality agreement Ms. Trump signed may years ago that involved a dispute over the President’s father’s estate.

The judge was acting in response to court action brought against Ms. Trump and the book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, by Robert S. Trump, the President’s brother.

“We look forward to vigorously litigating this case, and will seek the maximum remedies available by law for the enormous damages caused by Mary Trump’s breach of contract and Simon & Schuster’s intentional interference with that contract,” said Robert’s lawyer Mr. Harder. “Short of corrective action to immediately cease their egregious conduct, we will pursue this case to the very end.”

A lawyer for Ms. Trump, Theodore J. Boutrous, has pledged to appeal the decision. “The trial court’s temporary restraining order is only temporary, but it still is a prior restraint on core political speech that flatly violates the First Amendment,” Mr. Boutrous said. “We will immediately appeal. This book, which addresses matters of great public concern and importance about a sitting president in an election year, should not be suppressed even for one day.”

Recent Posts

Austin Joins List of Major Cities Defunding Police

Austin Joins List of Major Cities Defunding Police

Austin, Texas joins a growing list of major cities defunding their police departments. As the movement against police brutality and racism continues across the country, 13 major cities have announced police budget cuts. The diverted funds will move to social programs....

Initial Reaction On How To Approach Fantasy Football In 2020

Initial Reaction On How To Approach Fantasy Football In 2020

Though there’s no telling exactly how much COVID-19 will impact the coming season, there are steps that can be taken to avoid disaster. The NFL’s plan to move ahead amidst the pandemic is crucial in strategizing for the fantasy season. Teams will be adapting to the...

Updates On The Big-12, ACC and SEC College Football Decisions

Updates On The Big-12, ACC and SEC College Football Decisions

Shortly after the Big Ten and Pac-12 decided they will not play football in 2020, the powers that be in the Big 12, SEC and ACC had their respective meetings. The SEC had already been pretty firm about sticking to their plan for having a season beginning on September...

UFC 252 Preview – Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic

UFC 252 Preview – Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic

Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier have two of the most decorated careers in UFC Heavyweight fighting history. One of them will elevate above the other when they meet for the third time in the main event of UFC 252 in Las Vegas. Cormier is a former two-division champion...

Kanye West and Jared Kushner Meet in Colorado

Kanye West and Jared Kushner Meet in Colorado

Kanye West reportedly met with Jared Kushner, the son-on-law and chief advisor to President Trump. West has announced a bid for the presidency in the 2020 election, though the legitimacy of his campaign continues to be subject of debate in the media. Still, West has...

3 R. Kelly Associates Charged

3 R. Kelly Associates Charged

Three men face federal criminal charges for allegedly using fear and intimidation tactics against women who have accused singer R. Kelly of sexual abuse. R. Kelly, the one-time R&B star, has been the subject of a wide-reaching case for years. He faces charges of...

African Countries Where Americans Can Visit

African Countries Where Americans Can Visit

The American passport gets you into many countries around the world, visa-free. It’s one reason people consider American citizenship to be so valuable. So, if you’re looking for adventure on the African continent, here are some of the most interesting countries to...

Sumner Redstone, Architect of Media Empire, Dies at 97

Sumner Redstone, Architect of Media Empire, Dies at 97

Sumner Redstone, the media tycoon who turned a small franchise into an American empire, is dead at 97. Redstone, who was formerly the executive chairman of CBS and Viacom, died on Tuesday, according to a statement by his company. “It is with great sadness that we...

Mexican Judge Orders Arrest of 19 Former Police Officers

Mexican Judge Orders Arrest of 19 Former Police Officers

Nineteen former police officers in Mexico have been charged with organized crime and money laundering. And it goes high into the government. Former Mexico City police chief Jesús Orta is suspected of embezzling millions of dollars. But he's not alone, also arrested...

Tesla Stock Surges 7% Following 5-for-1 Announcement

Tesla Stock Surges 7% Following 5-for-1 Announcement

Shares of Tesla Inc. soared over 7% after its board approved a five-for-one split in the company's common stock. Five-for-One Split For the first time in Tesla’s history, the electric vehicle company has approved splitting shares "in the form of a stock dividend to...

Three Dead in India Due to Riot Caused by Facebook Post

Three Dead in India Due to Riot Caused by Facebook Post

In the southern Indian city of Bengaluru, hundreds of Muslims rioted outside a police station. They set fire to both police and civilian vehicles. The action was in response to a Facebook post that spoke about the Prophet Muhammad that was considered offensive to...

Best Hiking Locations on the Appalachians

Best Hiking Locations on the Appalachians

The Appalachians start in Maine and reach all the way down to Georgia. This east coast mountain range was once as high as the Rocky Mountains, but have slowly weathered over time. Today, it features hundreds of trails, and we’ve found the best hiking locations for...

Kodak Stock Dives Amid Loan Hold

Kodak Stock Dives Amid Loan Hold

It seems that what goes up at a shocking rate, must come down at a shocking rate. Kodak stock plunged 30% on Monday, after it had soared 2,757% just a few weeks ago. The drop comes after allegations of insider trading put their $765 million government loan on hold....

Warner Bros. TV Group Restructuring Will Leave Hundreds Unemployed

Warner Bros. TV Group Restructuring Will Leave Hundreds Unemployed

WarnerMedia, the world entertainment conglomerate, is in the midst of reorganizing its ranks. But Warner Bros. Television Group, a subsidiary, is also trimming some fat. Now, it seems that hundreds of employees, including some high level execs, will be out of a job as...

Top 5 Fast Food Chicken Sandwiches

Top 5 Fast Food Chicken Sandwiches

Most people think about beef patties when anyone mentions fast food, but some joints make a mean chicken sandwich. Chicken is more versatile than beef, as it can be grilled or deep-fried. And while beef doesn't pair well with every dressing, you can eat chicken...

Sports to Play For the Highest Amount of Cardio

Sports to Play For the Highest Amount of Cardio

Sometimes, you just need a break from the running-on-a-treadmill-like-a-hamster routine. Sports are always a good way to get the exercise and cardiovascular benefits that you need. After all, a little competition is always fun, and it's a quicker, more natural way to...

Biden Picks Harris: What to Know About the VP Nominee

Biden Picks Harris: What to Know About the VP Nominee

After months of speculation, presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden has chosen his running mate: Senator Kamala Harris. Harris now makes history as the first women of color to ever make a major party’s presidential ticket. The daughter of immigrants from Indian...

2020 NHL Draft Lottery Triggers Conspiracy Theory

2020 NHL Draft Lottery Triggers Conspiracy Theory

For the NHL and the NBA, draft lottery conspiracy theories have been around for as long as, well, draft lotteries have been around. Unlike the NFL, not having a finite system as to who is awarded the 1st overall pick in the draft leaves the door open for someone to...