By now most have heard that attorney Gloria Allred is asking a Massachusetts court to unseal documents in a 1991 divorce case involving testimony of GOP candidate Mitt Romney. On October 7, in an interview with Fox News, Allred said that she had “just had a few words with the president” backstage that night at the Los Angeles gala, entitled “30 Days to Victory,” at the Nokia Theatre.
“He had some very kind words for me,” she told Fox that night. “And he knows of my work for women’s rights,” she added, Fox reported on Wednesday.
Last month, Allred was a delegate at the Democrat National Convention in Florida. So now, coincidence or not, Allred is hoping to unseal testimony that Romney gave in the divorce case of Staples Inc. founder Tom Stemberg.
The company was founded in suburban Boston, with money from Romney’s firm, Bain Capital – and Stemberg is a Romney surrogate, Fox reports.
On Wednesday, Allred appeared in a Masschusetts courtroom, representing Maureen Stemberg, his former wife. They said they did not object to a motion from the Boston Globe to unseal Romney’s testimony in the case. Attorneys said Romney’s testimony dealt with financial issues.
Robert Jones, representing Romney, said he does expect to object to the Globe’s request but would like time to review the entire transcript of the case.
The court move is raising concerns whether Allred is trying to execute an “October surprise” – and whether the Obama campaign might have any role in such an action, Fox reports.