Judge Denies Trump Family's Attempt To Block Niece From Promoting Tell-All Book

David Moye
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The Trump family’s attempt to squash the release of a tell-all book by Mary Trump, the niece of President Donald Trump, has been denied.

On Monday, a judge in New York lifted a restraining order that prevented the president’s niece from publicizing her new book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.”

Previously, a judge ruled that Simon & Schuster could publish the book but that Mary Trump couldn’t promote it because of a nondisclosure agreement she signed decades ago to settle the estate of her grandfather, Fred Trump Sr.

Judge Hal Greenwald wrote that the confidentiality clause she signed was too broad, with “too many words, with too many meanings” Deadline reported.

Greenwald’s ruling came a day before the book is scheduled to be officially released.

Mary Trump’s attorney, Ted Boutrous, praised the ruling in a three-part tweet, saying “the court got it right in rejecting the Trump family’s effort to squelch Mary Trump’s core political speech on important issues of public concern.”

“Tomorrow, the American public will be able to read Mary’s important words for themselves,” he added.

Mary Trump’s spokesperson, Chris Bastardi, also praised the ruling while throwing a little shade toward her relatives in the White House.

Read the ruling below.

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He Has 9 Billion Dollars

Launching his Presidential bid last June, Donald Trump held up his financial statement to prove <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/digger/wp/2015/06/19/you-may-not-take-donald-trumps-candidacy-seriously-but-take-another-look-at-his-real-estate-business/" target="_blank">he had assets worth a total of $9 billion.</a> <br><br> In a tasteless boast, Trump went on to reveal he refused a bank's loan of $4bn. <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/digger/wp/2015/06/19/you-may-not-take-donald-trumps-candidacy-seriously-but-take-another-look-at-his-real-estate-business/" target="_blank">He said:</a> “I don’t need it. I don’t want it. And I’ve been there.” <br><br> While millions of Americans continue to suffer the effects of sluggish economic growth, Trump is blissfully unaffected. Well, that's how he makes it sound.
Launching his Presidential bid last June, Donald Trump held up his financial statement to prove he had assets worth a total of $9 billion.

In a tasteless boast, Trump went on to reveal he refused a bank's loan of $4bn. He said: “I don’t need it. I don’t want it. And I’ve been there.”

While millions of Americans continue to suffer the effects of sluggish economic growth, Trump is blissfully unaffected. Well, that's how he makes it sound.

But He's Never Used A Cash Machine

Trump says he's never had to withdraw cash from a cashpoint. <br><br> During an appearance on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien', Trump said that he'd never seen the need to use ATMs, all the while hinting at his extraordinary wealth.
Trump says he's never had to withdraw cash from a cashpoint.

During an appearance on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien', Trump said that he'd never seen the need to use ATMs, all the while hinting at his extraordinary wealth.

He Gets Super Defensive About Money

Like many of his voters, money is always on Trump's mind. <br><br> But unlike those struggling to make ends meet, Trump is more concerned with the perception of his wealth, which he says is "more than $9 bn". <br><br> When an author <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/donald-trump-loses-libel-lawsuit-232923" target="_blank">suggested Trump had a net worth of less than $300m</a>, the property tycoon sued him for libel. <br><br> Yet during testimony, Trump admitted his own estimations depend on his "feelings". <br><br> It was reported <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/donald-trump-loses-libel-lawsuit-232923" target="_blank">Trump said:</a> "Yes, even my own feelings (guide estimates of my wealth), as to where the world is, where the world is going, and that can change rapidly from day to day." <br><br> Trump lost the libel case.
Like many of his voters, money is always on Trump's mind.

But unlike those struggling to make ends meet, Trump is more concerned with the perception of his wealth, which he says is "more than $9 bn".

When an author suggested Trump had a net worth of less than $300m, the property tycoon sued him for libel.

Yet during testimony, Trump admitted his own estimations depend on his "feelings".

It was reported Trump said: "Yes, even my own feelings (guide estimates of my wealth), as to where the world is, where the world is going, and that can change rapidly from day to day."

Trump lost the libel case.

He's Leading A Fact-Free Campaign

Despite pretending to offer something different from the tired-old ways of Washington, Trump has admitted that he's more than willing to use dubious non-facts and statistics in an effort to further his White House ambitions. <br><br> In a remarkable exchange with FOX News host Bill O'Reilly, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/11/23/the-2016-campaign-is-largely-fact-free-thats-a-terrible-thing-for-american-democracy/" target="_blank">the famously impertinent presenter took exception to flawed statistics banded about by Trump.</a> <br><br> <blockquote>O’Reilly: This bothered me, I gotta tell ya. You tweeted out that whites killed by blacks — these are statistics you picked out from somewhere — at a rate of 81 percent. And that’s totally wrong. Whites killed by blacks is 15 percent, yet you tweeted it was 81 percent. Now … <br><br> Trump: Bill, I didn’t tweet, I retweeted somebody that was supposedly an expert, and it was also a radio show. <br><br> O’Reilly: Yeah, but you don’t wanna be. … Why do you want to be in that zone? <br><br> Trump: Hey, Bill, Bill, am I gonna check every statistic? I get millions and millions of people, @RealDonaldTrump, by the way. <br><br> O’Reilly: You gotta, you’re a presidential contender, you gotta check ’em.</blockquote>
Despite pretending to offer something different from the tired-old ways of Washington, Trump has admitted that he's more than willing to use dubious non-facts and statistics in an effort to further his White House ambitions.

In a remarkable exchange with FOX News host Bill O'Reilly, the famously impertinent presenter took exception to flawed statistics banded about by Trump.

O’Reilly: This bothered me, I gotta tell ya. You tweeted out that whites killed by blacks — these are statistics you picked out from somewhere — at a rate of 81 percent. And that’s totally wrong. Whites killed by blacks is 15 percent, yet you tweeted it was 81 percent. Now …

Trump: Bill, I didn’t tweet, I retweeted somebody that was supposedly an expert, and it was also a radio show.

O’Reilly: Yeah, but you don’t wanna be. … Why do you want to be in that zone?

Trump: Hey, Bill, Bill, am I gonna check every statistic? I get millions and millions of people, @RealDonaldTrump, by the way.

O’Reilly: You gotta, you’re a presidential contender, you gotta check ’em.

He Takes His Name Way Too Seriously

He's so obsessed with his image that when a "cybersquatter" took control of hundreds of online domain names, including those using the name "Trump", Donald went on the defensive. <br><br> J. Taikwok Yung, <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/trump-sues-b-klyn-man-400k-websites-article-1.1303096" target="_blank">a self-described "domainer" from Brooklyn, NY, was hauled before judges</a> after Trump noticed he'd bought up a huge amount of his brand online. <br><br> Trump sought the maximum damages allowed - <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/01/studentnews/trump-cybersquatting-lawsuit/" target="_blank">$100,000 for each of the four Trump-related domain names</a> bought by Yung. <br><br> And he had legal grounds: Trump is a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Organisation and is adorned on many a high-stakes casino, and several hotels.
He's so obsessed with his image that when a "cybersquatter" took control of hundreds of online domain names, including those using the name "Trump", Donald went on the defensive.

J. Taikwok Yung, a self-described "domainer" from Brooklyn, NY, was hauled before judges after Trump noticed he'd bought up a huge amount of his brand online.

Trump sought the maximum damages allowed - $100,000 for each of the four Trump-related domain names bought by Yung.

And he had legal grounds: Trump is a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Organisation and is adorned on many a high-stakes casino, and several hotels.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.