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Posted on 10/24/2012 5:39:56 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
Gloria Allred's Surprise For Mitt Romney Revealed! Posted on Oct 23, 2012 @ 05:15PM
By Jen Heger - Radar Assistant Managing Editor
Gloria Allred's October surprise for Governor Mitt Romney involves allegations about a child custody matter that the Republican presidential hopeful testified about involving his very good friend, and former CEO of Staples, Tom Stemberg and his divorce form one of his two ex-wives, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
The founder of Staples, who spoke on behalf of Governor Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida last summer, has four sons from two different ex-wives, Maureen Sullivan Stemberg and Dola Hamilton Stemburg. Mitt Romney's hedge fund, Bain Capital, was an early investor of Staples. Tom Stemberg's sons are in their mid-teens and early twenties.
"Governor Mitt Romney gave sworn testimony about his observations of Tom's role as a father to his four sons," a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com. Our source wouldn't provide any additional information because of Governor Romney's sworn declaration and gag order.
Stemberg's first wife, Maureen, had a documentary, The Maureen Sullivan Stemberg Story: A Portrait in Courage, which aired on Lifetime. According to a 2008 press release, "Maureen Sullivan Stemberg will provide an in-depth account in this first-time tell all tale of the interweaving relationships and strange bedfellow that business has made in her life. Such luminaries include former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney - who was the former Republican nominee in the 2008 Presidential campaign, as well as one of the first major investors for Staples while he was employed by Bain Capital, Boston, MA. This story will include the injustice of the Mass. Probate Justice system. Other heavy hitting names have yet to be released in this as of yet untold story including Dola Davis Hamilton Stemberg."
Tom Stemberg's divorce attorney, Joel Kozel is expected to be at the family law courthouse in the Boston area on Wednesday morning as the Boston Globe petitions to have the court records unsealed.
As RadarOnline.com was the first to report exclusively, the Boston Globe will be in court for an emergency hearing "in an attempt to obtain a court order to unseal the sworn testimony given by Mitt Romney in a prior court case and to lift a gag order so that the parties can speak about Romney. Gloria Allred will be in court representing one of the parties in the case," a source close to the situation previously told us.
"Ms. Allred's client feels that the public needs to know about Governor Mitt Romney's role in this very important case. Governor Romney is running for President of the United States and this goes to a very important character issues," the insider revealed. It's unclear if Governor Romney will have lawyers present at the hearing on Wednesday morning.
The emergency hearing will take place at the Norfolk Probate & Family Court in Canton, Massachusetts, and Justice Jennifer Ulwick will oversee the proceedings which will begin at 9 a.m. EST.
Stemberg founded Staples and was the CEO for 16 years. According to the Huffington Post, "Bain Capital, the private equity firm that Romney helped found, was one of the early investors in Staples, and the former Massachusetts governor remained on the retailer's board for more than a decade. In claiming he helped create some 100,000 jobs in the private sector over the years, the Romney campaign has leaned heavily on the success of the office supplier, citing roughly 90,000 Staples jobs in their math."
Romney's pal was featured at the RNC last summer and addressed the delegates and said, "He (Mitt Romney) never looked at Staples as merely a financial investment. He saw the engine of prosperity it could become. Today Staples employs nearly 90,000 people. It has over 2,000 stores, over 50 distribution centers, and it is part of a competitive industry that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses get started on their own. You have to ask yourself, why would an administration that can't create any jobs demonize someone who did?"
According to a report from the National Employment Law Project Action Fund, Staples is one of the lowest wage employers in the country.
During a interview with PBS' Frontline earlier this year Stemberg said the first time he met Romney, "when you first walked in and saw Mitt, he looked like a guy who ought to be president of the United States. This guy, he looked perfect; he dressed perfect; he spoke perfectly. He asked the most poignant questions in a very, very nice way and didn't make you feel defensive and really drew the best or worst out of you. He was just really, really good."
Stemberg also said that Mitt Romney was no shrinking violet and wasn't concerned about his friend entering politics when he decided to run for governor of Massachusetts. "Nobody pushes Mitt Romney around. Having said that, if there's one person whom he will almost always defer to, it's Ann Romney," Stemberg told PBS.
Most polls indicate that the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is a statistical dead heat.
Gloria Allred, Tom Stemberg, and representatives for Governor Mitt Romney didn't immediately respond to request for comment on this story.
Stay tuned to RadarOnline.com for developments on this story
So WHAT Gloria All-Red????
I’m still waiting for the information from Trumph on Obozo.
So, if it is revealed that Romney testified that it was his observation that the father is a good man, what’s the problem?
The guy could be a serial killer, but if Romney never observed that, Mitt did nothing wrong.
Ok, so Mitt testified in a divorce hearing. Um..forgive me for being ignorant but WTF does that have to do with anything whatsoever?
How many of us have friends who divorce? Allred must finally be off her rocker for good.
So basically Romney went into court and gave a character witness to one of his friends that was going through a divorce. I assume Allred's goal is to screech, "Seeee! Romney sided with man over his wife! He hates women! Evil! Evil!
All I can say is that in 65 years on earth, the worst they can come up with is Romney giving a friend a character reference, they really are grasping at straws.
Awwwww, come on. I thought Romney helped O.J. hide the knife. This is all they got???? O-HOLE is TOAST!
What a joke......so he testified for a man against his bitter ex wife.......YAWN
This is IT? Romney stuck up for a guy in a child custody case? Pretty lame, Gloria.
Is what true? I can’t make out an accusation in the above.
Poor attention-whore Gloria. This just isn’t as newsworthy and “important” as she thinks it is.
Unsealing divorce records is how Hussein got into the US Senate in the first place.
This is IT??!!
Gloria, Gloria, you’re really slipping.
The theme: “Romney hates women.”
Think about this... Who would you want testifying on your behalf, Mitt or Barry?
OK, I agree, so let's see Hussein's
1. REAL birth certificate;
3. Draft registration;
4. Social Security records;
5. An explanation of his relationships with Bill Ayres and Frank Marshall Davis.
“Im still waiting for the information from Trumph on Obozo.”
Trump’s news is all over the Daily Mail UK. He’s managed to unearth Bozo and the Wookiee’s divorce papers. Reason I think that is important in light of Gloria Allred’s nut case story is this:
Allred is saying “honesty/intergrity” is SOOOO important in a president. YES...OBAMA LIED FLAT OUT AND SAID HE NOR WOOKIEE HAD EVER FILED FOR DIVORCE.
How long I wonder before Allred points to her omessiah’s dishonestly being a problem? Hmmmm....
Satan has never been very creative, using the same methods over and over again to trick mankind.
I think it’s pretty obvious that he loves his wife and family.
I don't know. Allred will probably put on the whole dog and pony show with the weeping ex-wife telling how Romney "colluded" with her husband to "steal her children from her". It will play well with the "The View" and "Oprah" crowd. Unfortunately, I don't think much of those women planned to vote for Romney anyway, so I doubt it will have any impact on the race.
This is, and will clearly be seen by everyone, including Obama supporters, as definitive proof that they have absolutely nothing. I say it gives Romney a 1.5 point bump.
So this is a he-said, she-said and Romney isn’t even the “he”?
Yawn. Dragged into a custody case as a friend by a lady who blew $4 million of her $5 million settlement on lawyer fees.
Now another lawyer is abusing her.
Dems are in total desperation.
I e-mailed Romney, and he responded.
Standard Obama MO: Get court-sealed divorce records unsealed, or leaked, just weeks before election day. His fingerprints are all over this.
Is THIS case what Gloria wants unsealed?
Ok, we all knew this was coming. The new wrinkle as I see it is the outright collusion of the Boston Globe in carrying Obamas and Allred’s water here.
It strikes me that a LOT of people are playing with fire here. There are going to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 to 60 MILLION people who vote for Romney. This isn’t a Senate race or a second tier primary candidate but the actual GOP nominee two weeks before the election. If this ends up being something that swings just enough voters to reelect Obama there’s going to be a massive pool of exceptionally angry people who are going to blame Allred, the owners of the Globe etc as playing dirty pool.
Sounds very much like this woman has Borderline Personality Disorder and engaged in parental alienation. Bobby Kennedy’s wife was one.
:: Governor Mitt Romney gave sworn testimony ::
It is implied, here-in, that Romney purjored himself. What are the rumors? Who is whispering and what are they whispering?
Like Jack Ryan, where there were whispers of “sexual” inproprieties that led to his divorce files being opened, what are the innuendoes about Romney?
Gloria, were you concerned about Bubba’s using an intern as a humidor?
They GOT NOTHIN’!!
Robert Jones, an attorney at the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray, who is representing Romney in this matter told TIME in a statement, This 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.
Even worse - her new book is coming out and it says she had Bill’s abortion.
That man is SCUM and he continually gets a pass.
Yes, I know.
Sleazy Chicago tactics have worked in the past.
According to Hillbuzz, Trump’s revelation will noy be divorce papers, but will be about Hussein getting aid as a foreign student under another garbled form of his name Soetero.
Don’t know if that is what Trump will say, but it makes more sense.
Probably Romney testified in favor of this guy.. wouldn’t be surprised to have ex-wife and maybe kids come out now and say the guy was terrible dad or something like that..
Hah! I hope this is it! Who cares? Mitt testified for his friend and business partner in a messy divorce case.
Gloria Allred is the anti Perry Mason...I don’t think she has EVER won a court case.
Interresting. If I was married to Wookie, I woould divorce her. And vice-versa.
Guess they got marriage counseling from Bill and Hillary Clinton!!
Some on Twitter are speculating she’s after felony perjury.
I thought the left admired perjury?
They also admire felons.
Yes, but in the Ryans case, it involved the candidate himself (Ryan). Here, Romney was only a witness. Unless he lied under oath on something that could easily be proven untruth, the link is not that strong.
Meanwhile the drip, drip, drip of Benghazi continues.
So in other words, if this is true, then it’s as stupid and as sleazy, and as totally unrelated to the candidate’s qualifications for president as Trump’s story about the Obama divorce is. Can things get any more ridiculous?