Donald Trump has worked to suppress any negative book released about him and was just denied the right in court to stop the publication of former national security advisor John Bolton’s book, The Room Where It Happened. Now, a tell-all book by his niece Mary Trump titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, is clear to move forward, as well, according to New York Justice Scheinkman.
Breaking News: A New York appellate judge ruled on Wednesday that the publisher Simon & Schuster could go ahead with its plans to release a tell-all book by Mary Trump, the niece of President Trump https://t.co/q65RxxgP2Z
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 2, 2020
Despite the request to stop the publication of the book by the Trump family, Justice Scheinkman ruled that the publishers, Simon & Schuster, could move forward with publication. At issue is an injunction filed by Trump’s younger brother, Robert, who says that niece Mary signed a non-disclosure agreement 20 years ago during the battle over the president’s father’s, Fred Trump’s, will. The judge ruled that the publishers could not be held to that agreement since Simon & Schuster had not waived their right to free speech by signing any such NDA.
According to The New York Times:
‘A New York appellate judge ruled on Wednesday that the publisher Simon & Schuster could go ahead with its plans to release a tell-all book by Mary L. Trump, the niece of President Trump, reversing a lower court’s decision from this week that had temporarily halted publication.’
A New York state appellate judge says a book by President Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, which paints a harsh portrait of her uncle and the family’s history can be published. https://t.co/hUk8EYU0d1
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 2, 2020
The judge further pointed out that the book has a significant importance to the public since it pertains directly to the current leader of the free world. Although the judge said he could understand why the family wanted the information kept private, the secrets of the family of a real estate developer is not quite the same as the secrets of a U.S. president.
‘[Justice Scheinkman] pointed out that an agreement reached two decades ago to protect the Trump family’s privacy may have been altered by the fact that Donald Trump had in the interim become the president.’
… Simon & Schuster was an agent of Mary’s, and so the court ordered the TRO vacated as to S&S.
And that means we’re going to see the book, because S&S was already printing the book and now there’s nothing to stop it from printing more copies and distributing them.
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) July 2, 2020
In a statement to The New York Times, Simon & Schuster said that:
‘We support Mary L. Trump’s right to tell her story in ‘Too Much and Never Enough,’ a work of great interest and importance to the national discourse that fully deserves to be published for the benefit of the American public.’
*Mary Trump spent much of her academic & professional life studying personality disorders and family dysfunction.
*That training came in handy when she wrote her book: “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man”.https://t.co/KeZE1iLyc8 pic.twitter.com/xYqWbfvOID
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) June 26, 2020
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