CANTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts judge will allow the release of testimony by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the decades-old divorce of Staples founder Tom Stemberg.
Lawyers for The Boston Globe argued that the public has a right to know what's in the testimony.
Attorneys for Romney, Stemberg and Staples did not object to releasing the documents but had asked for a day to review them, which the judge granted.
The hearing resumed Thursday and the judge said it was OK to release the documents.
Lawyer Gloria Allred, representing Stemberg's ex-wife, also wanted the judge to lift a gag order that prevents Maureen Sullivan Stemberg from discussing the testimony. The judge said the former Mrs. Stemberg needs to file a separate request.
Allred said she'll file a motion as early as next week seeking to lift the order.
Staples was founded with backing from Romney's firm, Bain Capital.
Wednesday, Romney attorney Robert Jones issued a statement, saying, "This is a decades-old divorce case in which Mitt Romney provided testimony as to the value of a company," and that Romney "has no objection to letting the public see that testimony."
- Film about man's crusade against child sex...
- Creeping landslide devouring part of Jackson,...
- Photo gallery: Celebrating Easter across the...
- Captain of sunken South Korean ferry, 2 crew...
- 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche
- Jelly beans, chocolate and plastic eggs:...
- Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle
- Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too
- Utah, Oklahoma same-sex marriage cases... 47
- Obama: 8 million signed up for health care 29
- Appeals judges question right to sue in... 28
- Texas seizes FLDS Church's secluded ranch 24
- Police: Student ate more pot than... 19
- Sentenced but never jailed, robber who... 17
- Supreme Court weighs ban on false... 15
- Get married, stay married? No fault... 14