Mary Trump Is Coming For Her Uncle’s Money with a big Lawsuit Involving Her Inheritance as a member of the Trump family.
Mary Trump, the former president’s estranged niece, is planning to get a share of Trump’s fortune, alleging DONALD TRUMP swindled her out of millions of dollars to which she was entitled after the death of her father.
“Upon his death, Mary inherited valuable minority interests in the family business,” the suit said.
But instead of protecting her interests, the suit said, the defendants “lied.”
“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 suit claims.
The alleged schemes included charging “exorbitant management fees, consulting fees, and salaries” from companies that were part of Mary’s financial holdings.
“Defendants perpetrated three fraudulent schemes against Mary,” the suit says.
That case was thrown out in November of this year by a judge who said her claims were barred by a settlement she had signed back in 2001.
However, the new filing alleges that the agreement was signed “through coercion”:
A release from claims is only valid under New York law if it was “fairly and knowingly made,” Mary Trump’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, argued in the filing. The Trump family settlement, on the other hand, was achieved through coercion, she said, including threats to swamp Mary Trump with tax payments she couldn’t afford and discontinue health insurance for her nephew.
The former president and his siblings, Maryanne Trump Barry and the late Robert Trump, “placed young Mary in profoundly unfair circumstances, not only by threatening to bankrupt her” but also “by terminating the health insurance that was literally keeping her newborn nephew alive in an intensive care unit,” Kaplan said in the brief.
Donald Trump’s lawyer, James Kiley, didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment. Another Trump lawyer, Alina Habba, has previously called the suit “frivolous.”