Mary Trump, reacting to the lawsuit against her uncle, former President Donald Trump, said that when families disagree, they communicate by suing each other.
Mr Trump filed suit against his niece last week, arguing that Mrs Trump and the new York Times were “engaged in an insidious conspiracy to obtain confidential and highly sensitive records” relating to his finances.
Ms Trump told BNC News that no one close to Mr Trump had spoken to him about the legal action.
“I think their way of communicating with people they disagree with is to sue them,” she said. “And that’s exactly what he did.”
Ms Trump was previously sued by her relatives for blocking publication of her 2020 book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.
“My aunt and uncle sued me last year to block the publication of my book and then my ability to speak about it. Not long ago… I sued them because I believe they cheated on me after my father died,” Ms Trump said.
“I love how this is how the Trump family communicates when they’re not getting along,” she told BNC News. “We trade lawsuits. The difference is, I think I have some merit.”
The former president filed his $100 million lawsuit on Tuesday against Ms Trump and the new York Times, Claiming that they had worked together to hold her record for a story published in the paper on her undeclared finances.
The suit claims that with Mary Trump Times Reporters Susan Craig, David Barstow and Russell Buettner are engaged in an “insidious conspiracy” and a “widespread crusade” to gain information.
The lawsuit alleges, “The defendants were involved in a fraudulent conspiracy to obtain confidential and highly sensitive records, which they exploited for their own gain and as a means to falsely legitimize their publicized works.” ”
Journalists received the Pulitzer Prize in 2019 for their series of articles. Ms Trump, the daughter of Mr Trump’s brother Fred Jr., has said in interviews and in her 2020 book that she released Mr Trump’s tax returns on paper.
“I think he’s a loser, and he’s going to throw anything against the wall,” Ms Trump said in a statement. “It’s desperation. The walls are closing in and he’s throwing anything against the wall that he thinks will stick. As usual in Donald’s case, he’ll try to change the subject.”
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Mary Trump