What to Know About Donald Trump's Niece Mary, Who Fought Him in Court & Is Writing a Tell-All

Twenty years ago, in what seems to have been her last major interview, Mary Trump had nothing nice to say about her uncle Donald Trump — or the rest of his siblings.

"My aunt and uncles should be ashamed of themselves," she told The New York Daily News in a December 2000 article. "I'm sure they are not."

Mary, then 35 years old and a graduate student living on Long Island, New York, was along with brother Fred Trump III fighting over grandfather Fred Trump Sr.'s will and a family policy about health coverage.

The legalistic issues belied the flesh-and-blood conflicts beneath, as recounted in the Daily News piece. Essentially, Mary and her brother said they had been swindled out of a fair share of Trump Sr.'s estate because his will left the bulk of it to his four living children, without an equal share to their late father, Fred Trump Jr., better known as Freddy.

"Given this family, it would be utterly naive to say it has nothing to do with money," Mary told the paper then.

Decades later, Mary is set again to speak out about her family with a forthcoming tell-all, Too Much and Never Enough, according to a report in The Daily Beast. Publisher Simon & Schuster confirmed Monday the book will be released on July 28.

The Daily Beast described the book as including "harrowing and salacious" details.

It will also reveal how Mary "played a critical role" in The New York Times' reporting on her family's finances, according to the website — such as "supplying Fred Trump Sr.’s tax returns and other highly confidential family financial documentation to the paper."

If as described, the Trump family tell-all will be an explosive account from one of the president's own relatives, especially one so private.

Here's what else you need to know about his niece Mary.

A judge ruled by the end of 2000 that the medical coverage the family had rescinded for Trump III continue "until the dispute is resolved," according to the Daily News.

Of the will's contentious four-way split, President Trump explained: "I think he [Trump Sr.] felt if it goes to the two children, it also maybe can go to the mother [Linda] indirectly. He felt the mother was the cause of some of Fred's difficulty, and Fred had a difficult life."

Speaking with the Times in 2016, the president said he "was angry because they sued." He said then he had somewhat mended his relationship with Trump III, who the Times reported also worked in real estate.

Mary Has Reportedly Leaked About Her Family Before

In October 2018, the Times published a lengthy investigation of the Trumps' finances and reported that "[President Trump] received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s."

(The president’s attorney claimed the reporting was “100 percent false.”)

According to The Daily Beast, Mary Trump was a key source and is ready to go public with her upcoming book, including describing "her involvement working with [Times] journalists Russ Buettner, Susanne Craig, and Barstow to crack the story."

The website links the long-ago legal battle to the information Mary was reportedly able to hand over to the Times two years ago. Produced in that lawsuit was "a treasure trove of confidential and highly sensitive Trump family financial documents, including Fred Trump Sr.’s tax returns," according to The Daily Beast.

The Times did not respond to PEOPLE's request for comment, though a paper spokeswoman declined to comment for a Times article.

What Is in Her Tell-All

According to The Daily Beast, Mary's book will "include conversations with Trump’s sister, retired federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry, that contain intimate and damning thoughts about her brother" as well as a retelling of Freddy's death in '81.

Too Much and Never Enough, according to The Daily Beast, will include "allegations that Donald and Fred Trump Sr. contributed to [Trump Jr.'s] death and neglected him at critical stages of his addiction."

The president, who rarely speaks in personal terms, has repeatedly talked about the shadow of his older brother’s death and what role family influence may have played in his brother's problems.

“I do regret having put pressure on him,” he told the Washington Post last year. The family real estate business “was just not his thing … I think the mistake that we made was we assumed that everybody would like it.”

“He did [go to rehab]. A number of times,” the president told the paper then, noting that it was not a “stay-over” rehab. “I don’t think there was much we could do at the time. … Things have been studied and learned right now that are much different.”

The White House and publisher Simon & Schuster did not respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment on Monday.

Efforts to reach Mary were unsuccessful.

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