September 24, 2020 2:14 PM
Mary Trump, Donald Trump’s niece, sued the US president on Thursday, accusing the president and other family members of denying her tens of millions of dollars of an inheritance.
The action filed in a New York state court in Manhattan against Donald Trump, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry, and the estate of Robert Trump, the president’s brother who died in August, accuses the defendants of fraud and conspiracy.
Jay Sekulow, Trump’s attorney, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. An attorney who represented Robert Trump also did not respond to a similar request. Trump Barry, meanwhile, could not be reached to refer to the issue.
The complaint describes some of the accusations Mary Trump made in her recent book ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.’
Mary Trump accused the president and others involved in the legal action of “pressuring” her as they maneuvered to seize control of property from her grandfather Fred Trump, the father of Donald Trump, who died in 1999.
“The fraud was not just a family business, it was a way of life,” according to the complaint.
In a statement provided by her attorney, Mary Trump said the defendants “betrayed me by secretly working together to rob me, by telling lie after lie about the value of what I had inherited, and by tricking me into giving everything for a fraction. of its real value. “
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