It was ruled by a New York court that a publisher can release President Donald Trump’s niece, a tell-all memoir about the United States first family.
The book by Mary Trump, “Too Much and Never Enough, How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man”, is due for publication on 28 July.
The ruling on Wednesday reversed a lower court’s decision to grant a restraining order to Ms Trump’s uncle. However, the book may still not be published due to a confidentiality agreement. It was ruled by a New York court that a publisher can release Donald Trump’s niece, a tell-all memoir about the United States first family.
Ms Trump is still bound by an agreement which she had signed in 2001 after a quarrel about a family inheritance. It was put in place to safeguard the family’s privacy, the New York Times reported.
However, the judge said on Wednesday that the agreement could have altered by the fact that Donald Trump has since become president.
It was deduced that the publishers of the book, Simon & Schuster, could not be bound by the confidentiality agreement, allowing them to continue to prepare for the book’s release.
The publisher said in a statement that they supported Mary L Trump’s right to tell her story in ‘Too Much and Never Enough’ which was a work of great interest and importance to the national discourse that fully deserves to be published for the benefit of the American public.
A hearing has been scheduled for 10 July to discuss the confidentiality agreement. The author of the 240-page “tell-all” book, Mary L. Trump, 55, is the daughter of President Trump’s elder brother, Fred Trump Jr, who died in 1981.
The book claims to disclose “a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse”.
President Trump had said earlier this month that his niece was violating her non-disclosure agreement (NDA) by writing a book.
He told Axios that “she’s not allowed to write a book”,referring to a 20-year legal document which she had reportedly signed following a dispute over her father’s estate after his death in 2001. Mr Trump said that the NDA was a “very powerful one” that “covers everything”.