Gloria Allred & client arrive in Canton MA twitter.com/dbernstein/staâ€¦
â€” David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) October 24, 2012
The Associated Press reports Wednesday that the former wife of Staples founder Tom Stemberg went to court with publicity-conscious lawyer Gloria Allred to tell a judge that she does not object to unsealing testimony given by presidential candidate Mitt Romney in her divorce case.Â
The Boston Globe asked a judge to lift an impoundment order on Romneyâ€™s testimony in the 1990s divorce case between Tom Stemberg andÂ Maureen Stemberg Sullivan.Â
Romney lawyerÂ Robert Jones told Time Magazine: â€śThis is a decades-old divorce case in which Mitt Romney provided testimony as to the value of a company. He has no objection to letting the public see that testimony.â€ť
Bain Capital was an early investor in Staples, and Romney served on the company's board for years. The Republican candidate often cites the company as an example of private-sector success. Stemberg spoke at the Republican National Convention last summer, saying that Romney "never looked at Staples as merely a financial investment. He saw the engine of prosperity it could become."