President Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, is claiming that her uncle and his siblings lied to her and her brother about the value of family patriarch Fred Trump Sr.’s estate and therefore the settlement and non-disclosure agreement she signed two decades should be voided, several outlets are reporting.
The statements come in a filing with New York’s Duchess County Supreme Court in which Mary Trump is seeking to lift the restraining order blocking her from releasing her book: “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” the New York Daily News reports.
Robert Trump, 72, the president’s brother, obtained the order Tuesday based on a non-disclosure agreement Mary Trump signed in 2001 to settle a claim she made on her grandfather’s estate.
On Wednesday, a court lifted the restraining order on the publisher of the book, Simon & Schuster, but left the order in place on Mary Trump.
But Mary Trump now claims that an analysis of documents by the New York Times that she purportedly gave to the paper indicate that the valuations of Fred Trump Sr.’s estate she based her decision to agree to the settlement – provided to her by President Trump and his siblings – were fraudulent. She says that makes her not bound by the settlement nor the non-disclosure agreement.
"I relied on the false valuations provided to me by my uncles and aunt, and would never have entered into the agreement had I known the true value of the assets involved," she writes in an affidavit filed with the court.
The non-disclosure agreement was signed to settle Fred Trump Sr.’s will of at least $20 million, which specifically was not shared with Fred Jr., the eldest brother who died in 1981 of a heart attack due to alcoholism, and his children, Fred III and Mary.
Fred III and Mary Trump sued claiming President Trump and his siblings exerted “undue influence” over Fred Trump Sr., who had dementia, to disinherit them.
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