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Gloria Allred Hits Romney with Staples

posted at 7:46 am on October 24, 2012 by

Well, Gloria Allred is going release her October surprise this morning.  Allred wants to expose documents detailing how Mitt Romney testified during a child custody hearing for his friend, and former Staples CEO, Tom Stemberg, according to Jeff Dunetz at The Lid.  This testimony was part of a larger divorce proceeding with one of Stemberg’s ex-wives.

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

Dunetz noted how Barack Obama used a similar tactic with Jack Ryan concerning having his divorce proceedings unsealed, which revealed damaging sexual allegations.  Allegations that forced Ryan to drop out of the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois.   Granted, Obama did say, at the time, that this subject was off limits – but who was he kidding. Ryan was replaced by Alan Keyes as the Republican nominee, who was more of the sacrificial lamb in that race.

However, when the president accidentally referred to Rep. Paul Ryan as ‘Jack Ryan’ back in 2011, when the debt ceiling fiasco was suffocating the news cycle, it shows that the president remembers his dabbling in dirty tricks – or at least we would like to think he does.

What Obama did to Ryan was character assassination and Allred is executing the same tactic here to alter the race.  With this development:

 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.

Gateway Pundit posted yesterday that the modus operandi of Allred shouldn’t shock us.  She “dragged out illegal alien Nicki Diaz to attack heartless Meg Whitman.  [Diaz] was upset Whitman didn’t buy her childa present and claimed Meg took advantage of her despite the fact she made a good wage. In November 2011 she dragged out Sharon Bialek who accused Herman Cain of sexual abuse.”

Allred has no shame.  She feels that the American people should be the deciders concerning what is important when it comes to the sordid details of people’s personal lives.  For Allred and the other despicable characters on the left, the words ‘sacred’ or ‘private’ have no meaning.  However, I’m betting this story will have a de minimis impact on the race.

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I pray the judge puts that feminazi lawyer in her place. She has no respect for people’s private lives. She is despicable.

WannabeAnglican on October 24, 2012 at 8:05 AM

So this woman is now willing to drag her children through some sort of mud to get back at Romney for his testimony? Didn’t she already get her revenge by doing a LifeTime movie about it? I hope whatever Trump has, well, trumps this.

Night Owl on October 24, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Dunetz noted how Barack Obama used a similar tactic with Jack Ryan concerning having his divorce proceedings unsealed, which revealed damaging sexual allegations.

In Jack Ryan’s case, it was Ryan’s own divorce records revealed (still a very sick and dirty tactic) but this would be Romney’s friend’s divorce. I’m confused as to what could be revealed that could have blow back like the Ryan case.

Allred is all disgusting.

Fallon on October 24, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Public Servants have no privacy and they should not. They are entrusted with vast powers which they have thus far proven to not be willing to use without breaking the contract that binds us together, the Constitution of the United States of America. Character matters, and everything that points to the character of the politicians is fair game.

astonerii on October 24, 2012 at 8:18 AM

The word “nothingburger” comes to mind.

ZK on October 24, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Character matters, and everything that points to the character of the politicians is fair game.

astonerii on October 24, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Why was Obama able to seal all of his college and health records if this is our new mantra? Heck, we haven’t even seen the Rashid Khalidi tape that is in the hands of a major news outlet.

Fallon on October 24, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Mitt Romney – who was the former Republican nominee in the 2008 Presidential campaign,

Factually incorrect. John McCain was the former Republican nominee in the 2008 Presidential campaign. Radaronline article is gone now, so was it a radaronline error or a Gloria Allred lie?

rbj on October 24, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Public Servants have no privacy and they should not. They are entrusted with vast powers which they have thus far proven to not be willing to use without breaking the contract that binds us together, the Constitution of the United States of America. Character matters, and everything that points to the character of the politicians is fair game.

Tom Stemberg is not a public servant. If Allred is successful it’s his dirty laundry that will be aired, not Mitt Romney’s.

There you go again with that idiotic “the Constitution is a contract” BS. The Constitution is our charter of government, not a contract.

More stoopidity from our resident nitwit.

single stack on October 24, 2012 at 8:57 AM

This is what we get when they got nothin’. Big Bird, binders, war on women are substitutes for no agenda.

Kissmygrits on October 24, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Allred has no shame. She feels that the American people should be the deciders concerning what is important when it comes to the sordid details of people’s personal lives.

I doubt that. I think she feels that she should be the decider concerning what is important when it comes to the sordid details of people’s personal lives. If something in a court record was embarrassing to Allred or one of her political allies, I’m sure Allred would want it kept secret even if “the American people” wanted to know what it was.

J.S.K. on October 24, 2012 at 9:38 AM

The ex wife in the case accused Stemberg of child abuse back when the divorce was in process. 1988!

I guess they are trying to say that Romney ‘knew’ about the alleged child abuse and lied under oath.

BTW, this woman has already tried to re-litigate her divorce settlement and then turned around and sued her lawyer.

Mitsouko on October 24, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Contemptible. Evil. Beyond the pale. Unconscionable.

Hell has a special corner awaiting you, Ms. Steinem – and all your ilk that would benefit and gleefully like to see others benefit by this kind of behavior.

Midas on October 24, 2012 at 9:42 AM

astonerii on October 24, 2012 at 8:18 AM

You’re a f@#$ing moron. Mr. Steinberg is not a public servant, and he *does* have a reasonable expectation to privacy.

F@#$ off you piece of sh1t.

Midas on October 24, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Yawn.

NoDonkey on October 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM

So let me get this straight. Mitt goes to court on behalf of a business partner and testifies that, to the best of his knowledge, the guy’s a good father. The guy’s ex-wife begs to differ. The judge sides with the guy, and the ex-wife goes on a scorched-earth campaign.

And this is supposed to change my vote?

CurtZHP on October 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Ms. Allred, if the people deserve to hear this story, why did you wait until less than two weeks before the election?

What I’d like to know is this: why was the gag order put in place in the first place, and why should it be lifted at this particular moment?

Mohonri on October 24, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Public Servants have no privacy and they should not. They are entrusted with vast powers which they have thus far proven to not be willing to use without breaking the contract that binds us together, the Constitution of the United States of America. Character matters, and everything that points to the character of the politicians is fair game.

astonerii on October 24, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Glad you feel that way!

So, how soon should we be expecting the College transcripts of the President?

Or the court records of the trials for Tony Rezko….or maybe Gov Blaggo?

OR, since you feel so civic minded, how about the records from William Jefferson Clinton’s terms in office? Hell how about his wife’s term as Secretary of State? How come there’s no clamoring of those records by you or the MSM?

Maybe Fast & Furious is more your speed…then again, only 200+ foreign nationals (that we know of right now) and only 2 USG Law Enforcement agents were killed by a program started by the Presidents hand picked Attorney General…right?

If you want to shill, fine…just don’t be shocked when called on it. And right now, sir you are a shill.

BlaxPac on October 24, 2012 at 11:03 AM

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.

So let’s get this straight. Romney, as former CEO of Bain Capital, testifies about Staples CEO Tom Stemberg’s role as a father. Bain Capital has invested millions into Staples, and Maureen Sullivan Stemberg is trying to take part of the Staples business (and Bain’s investment) for herself in a divorce proceeding. Romney testifies as a character witness for Tom Stemberg to try to prevent Maureen Stemberg from stealing his investment.

What is wrong with that?

In other shocking news, the sun rose in the east today, and water is wet.

Steve Z on October 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Allred has no shame. She feels that the American people should be the deciders concerning what is important when it comes to the sordid details of people’s personal lives.

Actually, she feels that Gloria Allred should be the decider concerning what is important when it comes to the sordid details of people’s personal lives.

J.E. Dyer on October 24, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Boom! The sound you just heard was Gloria Allred’s face smashing into the back of the ambulance.What a low life!

redware on October 24, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Gloria Allred is trash.

ButterflyDragon on October 24, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Allred thinks this is some kind of news? Pardon me while I yank my doodle dandy.

kemojr on October 24, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Allred’s a mediawh0re.

DevilsPrinciple on October 24, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Ooooh, that’s gotta hurt!

rickv404 on October 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM