The New York Supreme Court lifted the ban on Wednesday on the distribution of Mary Trump’s book named “Too Much and Never Enough:
How My Father Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” which was to be released in July 28th, 2020.
The publisher was restrained from distributing any copies of the book after the president’s brother Robert Trump said in the court that she was the part of an agreement among the family members not to write about their relationships without permission.
He sued the President’s niece the author of the book to block the publication. An email seeking comment was sent to Robert Trump’s lawyer on Wednesday.
The court said “The evidence submitted is insufficient for this Court to determine whether the plaintiff is likely to succeed in establishing that claim,” and made it clear that it did not consider the publisher to be an agent and that issue can be dealt with in the further proceedings in the lower court.
Simon and Schuster said they were gratified with the ruling, which said would let Mary Trump tell her story.
The publisher quoted that the book was of great interest and importance to the national discourse and it fully deserved 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, and we remain confident that the preliminary injunction will be denied,” they added.
“Very good news that the prior restraint against Simon and Schuster has been vacated, based on the First Amendment and basic contract law,” said Theodore Boutrous Jr., the lawyer of Mary Trump.
Though, 75000 copies of the first run of the book had been already sent to bookstores and other spots.