Mary Trump’s book about her uncle, Donald Trump, is closer to hitting store shelves. A judge ruled that Simon & Schuster can move forward with publishing “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.” The book is set to be released on July 28th, but the president’s brother Robert has been trying to block it, arguing their niece reveals confidential information.
A lower court temporarily halted production last week, but an appellate court lifted that order on Monday.
Justice Scheinkman’s ruling, however, put off addressing a central aspect of the bitter spat about the manuscript that has been roiling all month in the Trump family: whether, by writing the book, Ms. Trump violated a confidentiality agreement put in place nearly 20 years ago after a struggle over the will of her grandfather, Fred Trump Sr., Donald Trump’s father.
In his decision, Justice Scheinkman ruled that Simon & Schuster was not a party to — and thus could not be bound by — the confidentiality agreement, which was signed by Ms. Trump, Donald Trump and the president’s two siblings, Robert S. Trump and Maryanne Trump Barry.