Donald Trump's "October Surprise" turned out to be a bombshell that went bust, but Gloria Allred has just received a big thumbs up.
Allred's "October Surprise" was an announcement that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney lied during his testimony in a Boston divorce trial. She went to a Boston court to request the release of the trial's court documents proving Romney lied while sworn under oath.
On Thursday, Oct. 25. Allred's legal request was granted.
According to a report, a Massachusetts judge will allow the release of Romney's testimony where he allegedly lied under oath in a "decades-old" divorce of Staples founder Tom Stemberg.
Allred first arrived at the Boston court on Wednesday, Oct. 24 with The Boston Globe and her client, Stemberg's ex-wife, Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, to help the famed attorney win the fight to release the court documents in the Stembergs' divorce trial.
The hearing was deferred and resumed on Thursday.
The Boston Globe argued in court that the public has a right to know if Romney lied while under oath.
After the request was granted, attorneys for Romney, Stemberg and Staples asked for a day to review the now unsealed documents. The judge granted the attorneys' request.
On Oct. 24 Romney's lawyer Robert Jones told Time Magazine that his client has nothing to hide. "This is a decades-old divorce case in which Mitt Romney provided testimony as to the value of a company," said Jones." He has no objection to letting the public see that testimony."
Allred, also requested to lift a gag order that prevented Maureen from discussing the testimony to the press.
The judge said Maureen would like to file a separate request.
The release of the documents could potentially harm Romney's campaign as Election Day nears on Nov. 6.
Romney allegedly lied in a sworn testimony for his pal Tom to help reduce his net worth so that Maureen would not get a substantial amount in their divorce case, according to TMZ.
Tom's investment company, Bain Capital was an early investor in Staples, and Romney served on the company's board for years, according to Washington Post.
Sources told TMZ that Romney stated in the divorce trial while sworn under oath that Tom's net worth was "overvalued," and referred to his friend Stemberg as an "overdreamer."
Sources added that Romney's testimony affected Maureen's share in the divorce settlement and she ended up with less than she felt she deserved. Weeks after the divorce was finalized, Romney and Tom allegedly went to Goldman Sachs and cashed in their Staples stock and ended up with a fortune.
Romney's testimony speaks to his character and could affect his chances at winning the presidential election.