A New York state judge has temporarily blocked the publication of President Trump‘s niece Mary’s new tell-all book, pending the outcome of a hearing set to take place next month.
After a judge in Queens County dismissed a previous lawsuit for being filed in the wrong forum, the president’s brother Robert Trump filed a new complaint in New York Supreme Court in Dutchess County, requesting a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order to prevent the book from coming out. Judge Hal Greenwald scheduled a hearing on the matter for July 10, but granted a temporary injunction on Tuesday to keep the book on hold until then.
The judge’s order said that the July 10 hearing will be for Mary Trump and publishers Simon & Schuster, Inc. to argue why the book should not be kept under wraps for the duration of the case.
The lawsuit states that when Trump’s father Fred Trump died in 1999, there had been objections over the will. As part of a settlement agreement, the complaint says, the family members — including Mary Trump — could not publish any accounts of the litigation that had