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Tim Pearson’s Ex Gets Engaged

AND WHY THAT MATTERS … || By FITSNEWS || “So Kristin O’Hara is engaged …” That was a text message we received this week from one of our State House sources. Who is Kristin O’Hara? Glad you asked … because we had to ask, too.  O’Hara is probably best known in…

AND WHY THAT MATTERS …

|| By FITSNEWS || “So Kristin O’Hara is engaged …”

That was a text message we received this week from one of our State House sources.

Who is Kristin O’Hara? Glad you asked … because we had to ask, too.  O’Hara is probably best known in South Carolina political circles by her former married name, Kristin “Gig” Pearson.  In fact while married to Tim Pearson – a top political advisor to S.C. governor Nikki Haley – O’Hara got a sweet state contract from the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) worth a cool $50,000 a year.

In 2013, though, she divorced Pearson …

Why does that matter?

Well, the Pearsons’ divorce case (a.k.a. Richland County docket #12DR0448) was sealed … something which almost never happens in South Carolina.

From our story …

Sealing divorce files in South Carolina is incredibly difficult.  In fact one family court attorney told us the process has “gotten a lot stricter recently.”  Like everything in this backward, backwoods banana republic, it’s all “who you know.”

But as it relates to the sealing of this particular file, the “how” isn’t nearly as interesting to us as the “why?”

Seriously … what’s in this file that must be kept under lock and key?

We know Haley is the “other woman” in one divorce case … was she named in this one, too?

Haley vowed to run the “most transparent administration” in South Carolina history … and she still claims to be, despite a litany of examples of anti-transparent behavior.

As a candidate in 2010 Haley invoked a legislative exemption to keep her taxpayer-funded emails, computer records and public phone records hidden from public view after she was accused of having two extramarital affairs.

She still hasn’t released any of that information, by the way …

We reached out to O’Hara’s attorney last October in an effort to determine why these public records are being kept private – but got no reply.

We also reached out to the judge who sealed the file – reportedly under duress – but got no reply.

Tim Pearson was the manager of Haley’s 2010 and 2014 gubernatorial campaigns as well as her former chief-of-staff.  For the last five-and-a-half years, he and Haley have been virtually inseparable – with Pearson managing everything from the governor’s cell phone to her most sensitive scandals.  In fact during the 2010 race Pearson played a starring role in covering up at least one of Haley’s affairs – although to his credit he did express regret over the scorched earth strategy that Haley (successfully) employed in responding to the claims.

According to a source close to O’Hara, there is nothing to the rumor that Pearson and Haley were (are?) romantically involved.

“He was too focused on his job,” the source said. “That’s why they split up.”

Okay … but if that’s the case, why seal the file?

Hmmm ….

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33 comments

She'll fuck anything January 7, 2015 at 10:48 am

Haley’s vag must be the size of the grand canyon. Hope she douches.

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Smirks January 7, 2015 at 12:32 pm

If her vag is really that huge, I’m afraid it would take another Biblical flood to wash it out.

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really? January 7, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Can’t be any bigger than Michelle Obama’s gorilla ass and you must be speaking from experience!

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Todd January 7, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Really? I waited ten minutes for you to write one sentence?

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dott January 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Take that dick out of your mouth and proceed.

Smirks January 7, 2015 at 12:55 pm

lrn2troll plz

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yes really! January 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm

That’s an insult to gorillas.

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She'll fuck anything January 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm

*Biblical lemon juice flood.

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shifty henry January 9, 2015 at 7:43 am

A guy is sitting at a bar when he notices a beautiful woman
sitting at the other end. He asks her, “Hey,
douchebag, can I buy you a drink?” She
ignores him but tells the bartender that she’s insulted, angry and embarrassed
by the guy’s remarks. The bartender
tells the guy that because of his insulting remark he’s kicked out of the
bar. The bartender apologizes to the
woman for the insult and offers her a drink on the house. “What’ll you have, maam?” “ I’ll have a vinegar and water.”

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Nikki for prez 2016!!!! January 7, 2015 at 11:09 am

I would call Boz. Boz can call Elmer Fudd. Elmer Fudd can call Agent Yosemmitte Sam at SLED who can call Agent Daffy Duck at the FBI who can call Agent Foghorn Leghorn with the CIA.

FITS should have their answer in minutes!!! Oh my!!! Only thing Haley has fucked UP are your MINDS!!!! She lives in em!!!!

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T. Williams January 7, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Thanks, Nikki! I loved you Cat On A Hot Tin Roof bit.

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T. Williams January 7, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Thanks, Nikki! I loved you Cat On A Hot Tin Roof bit.

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E Norma Scok January 7, 2015 at 11:31 am

Who cares why its sealed, or isn’t sealed. Aside from the people getting divorced, is it really anyone else’s business why they are? Why should you or anyone else have any right to this information?

Privacy in 2014…nonexistent.

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release what? January 7, 2015 at 11:43 am

Excellent post.I never knew Family Court records were subject to FOIA? I would sue any government agency that released my records to the public and any agency that published them.

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Frivolous Lawsuits Rule January 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm

You would sue and lose.

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truthmonger January 7, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Then don’t create public records.

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shifty henry January 8, 2015 at 7:54 am

— there ya’ go!

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truthmonger January 7, 2015 at 12:58 pm

If it relates to the behavior or integrity of an elected official, then it has a degree of importance to the public. Perhaps we should seal ALL court records? After all, WHY would YOU need to know the details of a crime that dodn’t involve you directly?

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E Norma Scok January 7, 2015 at 3:44 pm

I don’t, really, do I?

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guest January 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm

In determining whether to approve the filing of the settlement documents, in whole or in part, under seal, the court shall consider:

(1) the public or professional significance of the lawsuit;

(2) the perceived harm to the parties from disclosure:

(3) why alternatives other than sealing the documents are not available to protect legitimate private interests as identified by this Rule; and,

(4) why the public interest, including, but not limited to, the public health and safety, is best served by sealing the documents.

In family court matters, the judge shall also consider whether the settlement: 1) contains material which may expose private financial matters which could adversely affect the parties; and/or 2) relates to sensitive custody issues, and shall specifically balance the special interests of the child or children involved in the family court matter.

Seems pretty simple.

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E Norma Scok January 7, 2015 at 3:46 pm

For custody matters, that is definitely those who are getting divorced; past that–I can’t see a reason why Fits, you, or me need to know anything about why they got divorced. Salacious as it may be, its not your business.

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 9:29 pm

8 guest votes….interesting.

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upstate January 7, 2015 at 11:55 am

Did above mentioned divorce case occur w/ the “First Man” was in Afghanistan “protecting the free world.” That sure would be an easy way to keep in out of the loop on it.

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Buz Martin January 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm

I sincerely doubt he was the first man. oO

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CNSYD January 7, 2015 at 12:27 pm

SHOCKER! Neither O’Hara’s attorney nor the judge responded to Sic Willie’s inquiries.

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Smirks January 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Pretty sure if you were involved in a court case that was sealed, there is likely some penalty for divulging information about it. Chasing dead leads, really.

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CNSYD January 7, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Its an old trick of “journalists”. Ask a question you know they won’t or legally can’t answer so that you can make it appear they have something to hide.

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Smirks January 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Man, Haley is the State House bicycle, isn’t she?

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Obsess Much? January 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Will, Kristin’s engagement doesn’t matter. It just gives you an excuse to take a shot at Tim Pearson and the Governor at the expense of someone who doesn’t live in this state and is not involved in your obsession/vendetta. There’s nothing in this story not “reported” previously. You want to write ad nauseum about the improper sealing of the divorce, do it, but why do it at the expense of the person who has done their best to get out of the bad situation, including selling her house and moving out of town?

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shifty henry January 8, 2015 at 7:53 am

‘the rumor that Pearson and Haley were (are?) romantically involved.’

You don’t have to be “romantically” involved to get some nookie from time to time. But sometimes you have to fib (but just a little bit…)

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shifty henry January 8, 2015 at 8:02 am

Perhaps she was trapping and slaughtering the State Amphibians to make that outfit she’s wearing in the photo.

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mark January 8, 2015 at 10:50 am

Obviously Timmy likes ALL his women on the chunky side.

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you know me January 8, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Let’s see, seal the file, keep your mouth shut and keep your job.

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