President Trump's Niece Scheduled To Release Tell-All Book After Judge Ruling
The tell-all book by President Trump’s niece is set to move forward with its release after a restraining order against the publisher, Simon & Schuster, was overturned, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
A New York appellate judge, Justice Alan D. Scheinkman, reversed a lower court decision which delayed the publication of the book. The book, titled, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” is scheduled to be released later this month.
The lawsuit against the publisher was filed by President Trump’s younger brother, Robert S. Trump, who argued that Mary Trump, the book’s author, included details within the book that violated a confidentiality agreement she signed as a financial settlement during a family inheritance dispute.
Simon & Schuster argued that they were not a part of the Trump settlement and were not bound by its agreements, which Justice Scheinkman agreed with.
“Unlike Ms. Trump, S&S has not agreed to surrender or relinquish any of its First Amendment rights,” he wrote.
The judge didn’t issue a ruling on whether or not the details included in Mary Trump’s book violated the settlement agreement. A court in Duchess County will hear arguments on July 10 to determine whether a temporary injunction on Mary Trump should continue.
“As all know, there are well-established precedents against prior restraint and pre-publication injunctions, and we remain confident that the preliminary injunction will be denied,” Simon & Schuster said.
Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., counsel for Mary Trump, said, “It is very good news that the prior restraint against Simon & Schuster has been vacated and we look forward to filing our brief tomorrow in the trial court explaining why the same result is required as to Ms. Trump, based on the First Amendment and basic contract law,”
Simon & Schuster called the book, “a work of great interest and importance to the national discourse that fully deserves to be published for the benefit of the American public.”
The book ranked at No. 2 on Amazon’s Top 100 Bestseller list as of earlier this week. 75,000 copies of the book had been printed and were ready for publication while thousands of others had been shipped to sellers.
Read the full report here.