Williams, ex-wife oppose unsealing depositions

BURKESVILLE, KY (AP) - A judge says he plans to rule before the May 17 primary on whether to unseal depositions in the 2003 divorce of GOP gubernatorial candidate David Williams.

The Courier-Journal filed a motion to unseal the documents, but both Williams and his ex-wife, Elaine Webb, have objected. Williams' attorney, Angie Capps, said Williams wants to protect his ex-wife's privacy and questioned the urgency to unseal them.

Newspaper attorney Jeremy Rogers said it was a "game changer" when Williams, the state Senate president, filed to run for governor.

Cumberland Circuit Judge Eddie Lovelace said during the hearing Thursday that the burden of proof is on Williams and Webb.

Most of the pleadings from the divorce have already been made public, including one that shows Williams reported gambling losses of about $36,000.

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