Judge Lifts Restraining Order Against Mary Trump’s Book

An appellate judge on Wednesday knocked down a restraining order against Simon & Schuster that was preventing them from releasing a book by President Trump’s niece. Judge Alan Scheinkman ruled that Simon & Schuster did not have to adhere to a nondisclosure agreement Mary Trump signed. Mary Trump is the author of “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” which is an explosive tell-all book that allegedly has salacious details about President Trump and how he obtained his wealth.

The problem for Mary is that even though the restraining order was overturned for her publisher it still remains in place against her. The case against her will likely move forward next week. Simon & Schuster said in a statement, “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. As all know, there are well-established precedents against prior restraint and pre-publication injunctions.”

Mary Trump’s attorney called the overturning of the restraining order “very good news” and proclaimed that the one against Mary should be lifted as well. Her attorney, Theodore Boutrous said, “We look forward to filing our brief [Thursday] in the trial court explaining why the same result is required as to Ms. Trump, based on the First Amendment and basic contract law.”

Robert Trump, who is the President’s younger brother is the one who filed the restraining order last week to block the book. Robert said at the time of the filing, “Her attempt to sensationalize and mischaracterize our family relationship after all of these years for her own financial gain is both a travesty and injustice to the memory of my late brother, Fred and our beloved parents.”

The judge wrote on Wednesday, “Whatever legitimate public interest there may have been in the family disputes of a real estate developer and his relatives may be considerably heightened by that real estate developer now being President of the United States and a current candidate for re-election.”

The book is rumored to included stories of President Trump rejecting his Father once he had Alzheimer’s disease. which is something Trump denies. He said in an interview with Axios, “I didn’t know that she said that. That’s a disgraceful thing to say.”

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