President Trump niece, Mary Trump filed a lawsuit Thursday against the President and his two siblings, accusing them of committing fraud in order to deprive her of her interests as well as squeezing her out of the family real-estate empire.
The lawsuit, filed in the New York State court accuses her two uncles and her aunt of conspiring amongst themselves to give her “a stack of fraudulent valuations” and force her to sign a settlement agreement that “fleeced her of tens of millions of dollars or more.”
Mary Trump asserts in the lawsuit that the Trump family, “fraud was not just the family business—it was a way of life.”
“Rather than protect Mary’s interests, they designed and carried out a complex scheme to siphon funds away from her interests, conceal their grift, and deceive her about the true value of what she had inherited,” the lawsuit says.
In her latest book “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” Mary Trump made the same accusations that were cited in the lawsuit. Mary Trump stated in the book that she was cut out of the grandfather, Fred Trump’s will due to the way her father’s died, the president’s older brother. Her father died of alcoholism in 1981 and Mary alleges that the late Robert Trump who passed away last month excluded her from the inheritance since her father wasn’t around to claim his share of the fortune.
At the time of her father’s death, Mary Trump was a teenager and was appointed a trustee to act on her behalf. According to the lawsuit, Mary alleges that the trustee, a lawyer for Fred Trump Sr. named Irwin Durben who also was an executive at Trump-related entities was “irredeemably conflicted.” She claims the trustee was always siding with her aunt and uncles against her own interests that Mary believes “ultimately acquiesced in Defendants’ campaign to squeeze her out of the family business entirely.”
Mary Trump also accuses the president of trying to “steal vast sums of money from his siblings” by secretly trying to rewriter her grandfather’s will where he excluded his siblings out of control of the family’s fortune. In the 1990s, the lawsuit alleges when her grandfather began suffering from Alzheimer, the siblings were competing each other “with palace intrigue reminiscent of the HBO series Succession,” until they decided to work together “to advance their interests to the detriment of others.”
It noted that the president, in a tweet, has said she was “rightfully shunned, scorned and mocked her entire life.” It cited tweets where he describes Mary Trump as “a mess” who her grandfather “couldn’t stand.”
In 1991, the lawsuit alleges that the president secretly approached the family lawyer to get Durben to draft a codicil that would give him complete control of the family’s estate. Trump Sr, rejected the codicil and according to the lawsuit, the president’s sister Maryanne “finished the job,” by securing a revised will naming all three siblings the executors of the estate.
According to Mary, the siblings would then “devise and perpetrate” three schemes. The first scheme alleges siphoned value from Mary’s interests to entities they owned while portraying the transactions as legitimate business. The second alleges depression the value of her interests by using fraudulent appraisals and financial statements. And the third scheme alleges pressured Mary by threatening to bankrupt her interests and remove her and her brother Fred Trump III from the family’s healthcare insurance policy unless she signed a settlement.
“Through each of these schemes,” the lawsuit said, “Defendants not only deliberately defrauded Mary out of what was rightfully hers, they also kept her in the dark about it—until now.”
“In reality, Mary’s Interests were worth tens of millions of dollars more than what Defendants represented to her and what she received,” the lawsuit adds.
In a statement, Mary Trump asserts: “Recently, I learned that rather than protecting me, they instead betrayed me by working together in secret to steal from me, by telling lie after lie about the value of what I had inherited, and by conning me into giving everything away for a fraction of its true value. I am bringing this case to hold them accountable and to recover what is rightfully mine.”
However, The lawsuit since filed in the state of New York which needs a jury trial to proceed would also have to overcome laws that limit how long someone can wait to sue over fraudulent activity.LawsuitMary TrumpPresident TrumpToo Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
DiYiSeptember 26, 2020
There’s a vague reference, but I’m curious about the specific statute of limitations on this, since the alleged activity goes back 30 years.
MyTwoCentsSeptember 26, 2020
Hmmm, Mary didn’t you receive sufficient millions when you signed your non-disclosure agreement in 2001? That alone makes me suspicious of your timing especially after your uncle Robert passed away when he could have refuted you, to release your book and sue from NYC, I might add, where the courts are as corrupt as you. I actually feel sorry for you for harboring such evil all these years. No wonder you look aged. Am shocked you are a trained psychologist. Sounds like you’re transferring your patients’ aggressions to your life.
rusellSeptember 25, 2020
mary seems to be a spoiled child , kicking and screaming she wants more
RodSeptember 26, 2020
She spent all of her ill gotten gains while pretending to care.
Captain CrossSeptember 25, 2020
Oh dear Mary – didn’t you scam enough money off of your book? You gold diggers are never satisfied are you. I’m a little concerned, however, that your gold may be coming from the DNC. You know with the timing of this whole thing. You realize that you could be legally in jeopardy for attempting this extortion attempt don’t you?
RichardSeptember 25, 2020
She’s a total idiot you can tell that if you just listen closely to her!
CrackerjackSeptember 25, 2020
Your the fraud Mary Mary to bad you told to many lies crying child
MicalaSeptember 25, 2020
Don’t you think Mary Trump’s “Timing” is suspicious…about 6 weeks before the Election??? Come on now, obviously this woman is nothing but a spoiled little rich girl who had one too many temper tantrums and the “Family” kicked her pathetic butt out!
Sorry, I do not feel for her. Any family member that takes $$ to air their dirty laundry 6 weeks before her Uncle gets re-elected, needs a good spanking by her Mommy. (Interesting there was no mention of “Mommy” in the article.) After all, if you are going to act like an spoiled child, you will be treated like a bratty child. That, dear Mary, is you.
Besides, I believe her case has run out of time. So why bring it up now? Because, like any spoiled child, they do not care who gets hurt or why. And, more than likely, some democrat is paying her $$ to tarnish our President’s campaign. She is a money grabber and obviously will do anything to get a buck. Despicable…
gretaSeptember 25, 2020
Mary is a bitter loser. She is looking for her 15 minutes of fame. She needs to just go away.
Glenn TrailSeptember 26, 2020
I wonder just how much someone is paying her to do this just before the election. Might just turn around and bite her in her spoiled ass. I guess the statement she made “too much is never enough” was meant for herself.
william couchSeptember 25, 2020
Just another disgruntled relative.. !! You can pick your friends but not your relatives !!
Glenn TrailSeptember 26, 2020
There is always a relative like this in every family, even mine.
LADD MILLERSeptember 25, 2020
What a poor little fool she is, just a sourpuss and jealous of the others of her family that DID things. She is “owed” NOTHING, is just a jealous little idiot.