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

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Oct. 24 2012, Published 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, 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

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