A New York appellate judge reversed a lower court decision from earlier this week that blocked Simon & Schuester from publishing Mary Trump’s explosive tell-all book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.
“We are gratified with the Appellate Court’s decision to overturn the Temporary Restraining Order issued by the lower court against Simon & Schuster…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,” the company said in a statement.
The temporary order still applies to Mary Trump and whether or not she may have breached the confidentiality agreement signed in the settlement of Fred Trump’s estate.
Simon & Schuester said they were not aware that Mary Trump had signed an NDA with her family and they don’t believe that the company should be liable if she breached the agreement, according to NBC News.
The company’s CEO Johnathan Karp said in an affidavit filed on Tuesday:
“We did not learn anything about Ms. Trump signing any agreement concerning her ability to speak about her litigation with her family until shortly after press broke concerning Ms. Trump’s Book about two weeks ago, well after the Book had been accepted, put into production, and printing had begun. And we never saw any purported agreement until this action was filed against Ms. Trump and Simon & Schuster.”
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