A New York state judge has ruled that Mary Trump's family exposé may now be published, reversing an earlier decision to issue a temporary restraining order.
Judge Alan Scheinkman ruled yesterday (1st July) that the memoirToo Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's most Dangerous Man could proceed with distribution and publication, overturning a temporary order against this made by Judge Hal B Greenwald earlier this week.
Simon & Schuster had been blocked from "publishing, printing or distributing" the memoir, in an order that was due to last until a full hearing on 10th July, where Donald Trump's brother Robert's second injunction to block the publication of the book will be heard. Prior to the order, S&S c.e.o. Jonathan Karp confirmed that approximately 75,000 copies had already been printed, ready for publication, "thousands of which have already been shipped".
Adam Rothberg, US director of corporate communications for S&S said: "We are gratified with the Appellate Court’s decision to overturn the Temporary Restraining Order issued by the lower court against Simon & Schuster. 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, and we remain confident that the preliminary injunction will be denied."
Publication of the memoir is scheduled for 28th July in the US and UK.