3:55pm PT by Andy Lewis
Mark Halperin’s Trump Campaign Book Canceled by Publisher
Mark Halperin’s book about the 2016 presidential campaign, to be co-written with longtime collaborator John Heilemann, has been canceled, publisher Penguin Press said Thursday in a statement.
“In light of of the recent news regarding Mark Halperin, the Penguin Press has decided to cancel our plans to publish a book he was co-authoring on the 2016 election,” the publisher said.
The still-untitled book was set to be published in 2018. Earlier on Thursday, HBO canceled plans to adapt the book into a miniseries.
The actions are fallout from a CNN story in which five women allege Halperin sexually harassed them while at ABC News in the late 1990s and 2000s.
Halperin and Heilemann previously wrote two best-selling campaign books: 2010's Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime covered the 2008 presidential campaign and was made into an HBO miniseries; and 2013's Double Down: Game Change 2012, which covered Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.