“A detailed analysis and investigation by the New York Times first revealed that the estimates I relied on when concluding the Settlement Agreement and used to determine my compensation under the Agreement were false,” Mary Trump said in a statement. “I relied on the false estimates provided to me by my uncle and aunt and I would never have made the Agreement if I had known the true value of the property being done.”
In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday night, Mary Trump’s attorney Ted Boutrous said there was no reason for the court to continue to abide by the confidentiality agreement.
“The settlement agreement, which includes a non-disclosure agreement, was a product of fraud, so none of it can be implemented,” Boutrous said. “That’s one of the many reasons it’s just not worth the paper it’s printed on at the moment.”
Recent court reports – which acknowledge that Mary Trump was the source for the Times tax investigation – reveal only confidants about what types of revelations could be incorporated into her subsequent testimony.
Mary Trump’s lawyers said the book was her “own story of life as a member of the Trump family – a story that includes information about the financial and family crimes of the President of the United States and his brothers,” the filing said Thursday. “This book deals with issues of great importance to our country, with critical insights concerning the President of the United States, his formative years and the financial affairs of his family. Ms. Trump offers a personal perspective to President Trump – valuable source material for eyewitnesses for historians and citizens ”.
In her testimony, Mary Trump claimed she never envisioned a settlement agreement that could one day prohibit her from telling her life story.
“I never believed that a Discrete Financial Dispute Settlement Agreement might limit me from telling the story of my life or publishing a book that would discuss anything contained in the Book, including the behavior and character of my uncle, the one-time President of the United States, during his re-election campaigns, my Aunt Maryanne, a former federal judge, or my Uncle Robert, a prominent public figure, ”Mary Trump said. “Moreover, my uncle, the president, has spoken about our family and his will on several occasions.”
Charles Harder, Robert Trump’s lawyer, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday’s application.
Mary Trump’s lawyers argue that if work is done to block potential damage to the family’s reputation, it will be too late.
Robert Trump “is concerned that Ms. Trump will reveal details about her dealings with the New York Times, difficult relationships with her family, and the Trump family’s financial affairs. But all of these facts have been made public,” Mary Trump’s attorneys said in a submission. The Times tax investigation and other family news. “Contemporary news about Mrs. Trump’s suit twenty years ago exposed the vicious relationship between Trump’s family and Mrs. Trump.”