Attorneys for Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster quickly filed an appeal Tuesday afternoon. Lawyer Ted Boutrous called the judge’s order “a prior restraint on core political speech that flatly violates the First Amendment.”
“This book, which addresses matters of great public concern and importance about a sitting president in an election year, should not be suppressed even for one day,” Boutrous added.
Robert Trump’s lawyer, Charles Harder, blasted the planned book as “truly reprehensible.” Harder said his client plans to seek “enormous damages” against Mary Trump and the publishing house unless plans for the book are abandoned.
Harder said in court filings that in the estate settlement reached in 2001, Mary Trump “agreed to not ‘directly or indirectly publish or cause to be published any diary, memoir, letter, story, photograph, interview, article, essay, account, or description or depiction…