Mitt Romney Doesn't Object To Unsealing Of His Testimony In 'October Surprise' Case, Says His Lawyer

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Oct. 24 2012, Updated 3:00 p.m. ET

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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney apparently isn’t concerned that Gloria Allred is asking a judge in the Boston area to unseal the former Massachusetts governor's sworn testimony and lift a gag order pertaining to a prior court case involving a friend’s divorce, RadarOnline.com is reporting.

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.”

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As we previously reported, "The Boston Globe is headed to court Wednesday morning 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 told RadarOnline.com.

Multiple calls and emails to Romney's national campaign headquarters for comment weren't returned. Allred had no comment on Radar's initial story.

The emergency hearing will take place at the Norfolk Probate & Family Court in Canton, Massachusetts, and Justice Jennifer Ulwick will oversee the proceedings which began at 9 a.m. EST.

President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney are locked in a dead heat according to most polls.

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