A New York judge Tuesday temporarily blocked the publication of a controversial new book written by President Trump’s niece
The president has said publication of the potentially explosive tell-all — “Too Much and Never Enough, How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” — would violate a nondisclosure agreement his niece Mary Trump previously signed.
Poughkeepsie Judge Hal Greenwald, in his ruling Tuesday, ordered a temporary injunction against Mary Trump and her publisher Simon & Schuster Inc. over the book’s publication until a hearing between both sides July 10 over whether it should be permanently quashed.
The book is slated to be released July 28.
President Trump’s brother Robert sued to block the book’s publication.
A lawyer for Robert Trump hailed the judge’s decision in a statement Tuesday, saying his client “is very pleased” with the ruling.
“The actions of Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster are truly reprehensible,” lawyer Charles Harder wrote. “We look forward to vigorously litigating this case, and will seek the maximum remedies available by law for the enormous damages caused by Mary Trump’s breach of contract and Simon & Schuster’s intentional interference with that contract.”
Meanwhile, a lawyer for Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster, Ted Boutrous, vowed to immediately appeal the decision, according to Politico.
Boutrous called the injucntion “a prior restraint on core political speech that flatly violates the first amendment.
“This book, which addresses matters of great concern and importance about a sitting president in election year, should not be suppressed even for one day,” the lawyer said.
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