A former Palm Beacher has been thrown smack dab in the middle of what has been billed as a blockbuster October surprise bound to embarrass presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The Boston Globe today has its lawyers arguing a motion to unseal a divorce case in Beantown in which Republican Romney was a witness.
The divorce, which became one of Boston’s most bitter, was that of Staples founder Tom Stemberg and interior designer Maureen Sullivan Stemberg.
Sullivan Stemberg is a former Palm Beach socialite whose interior design company, MSS Interiors, was a favorite with Palm Beach mansion dwellers.
She also designed the dining room at Club Colette, the Peruvian Avenue private dining club, and several penthouses at Trump Plaza in West Palm Beach.
According to her resume, she also worked as fashion and design editor for Palm Beach Illustrated for five years in the 1990s, according to her profile on social media. That’s about the time she was going through the divorce in Boston.
A spokesman at the magazine said Stemberg was not an employee but a free-lancer.
Romney has been a lifelong friend of the Stembergs, and his Bain Capital company actually funded Staples early on. The business has since grown into a national office supplies superstore.
What’s in the divorce papers?
It’s mere speculation at this point, but one of those seeking the unsealing is Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred — who reps Sullivan. The flamboyantly media-savvy Alred is claiming that Romney’s deposition in the case could change the course of the election!
Developing . . .