Mary Trump accused her family of cheating her for at least $ 10 million.
Former President Donald Trump, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry and the estate of his late brother Robert Trump on Tuesday tried to convince a New York judge to dismiss a lawsuit from Mary Trump accusing her family of cheating her for at least $ 10 million .
Lawyers for Trump’s siblings argued that Mary Trump’s claims are outdated by a six-year statute of limitations and prohibited by legal releases, she signed in 2001 when the family settled the estate of Fred Trump Sr., the former president’s father.
Trumps also claimed that Mary Trump was in possession of “boxes and crates of information” about the boop settlement that should have given rise to claims at the time.
“She writes in her book ‘we knew at the time we were lied to,'” said Gary Friedman, a lawyer representing Maryanne Trump, Barry said, referring to Mary Trump’s book “Too Much and Never Enough.” “So it certainly suggests that she had some duty at the time if she felt she was being lied to, look a little longer and a little deeper and not wait 20 years.”
Although she had a feeling she was being lied to, the judge said it would not constitute awareness of alleged fraud.
“I’m a little hesitant about the idea of not even allowing them to pursue it,” Judge Robert Reed said.
Mary Trump’s lawsuit, she did not know about the alleged fraud until the New York Times wrote about it in October 2018. Her lawyer took a problem with the view that she knew at the time she was skinned.
“She was given accounts, statements of value and other documents tailored to cover up this scam,” her lawyer, John Quinn, said during a virtual hearing Tuesday.
Mary Trump’s trial said former President Trump and his siblings “conspired with each other and those loyal to them to abuse their dominant position for their own benefit, break the trust that had been placed in them, and cheat Mary. out of what was rightfully hers, “an amount that her lawsuit said could be more than $ 10 million.
Former President Trump contradicted and accused his niece of conspiring with The New York Times in “an insidious plan to obtain confidential and highly sensitive records, which they exploited to their own advantage.”