The woman Bruce Springsteen is alleged to have cheated with has failed in her bid to have the records of her divorce proceedings sealed from the public.
Arthur Kelly claims his wife Ann had a long-running affair with the Born In The U.S.A. hitmaker and slept with him "at various times and places too numerous to mention", a claim his estranged wife denies.
Ann Kelly, 44, appeared in New Jersey's Ocean County Family Court in Toms River on Tuesday (14Apr09), arguing that the media attention surrounding Springsteen's involvement in the case was causing harm to the couple's two children.
Springsteen, who has been married to Patti Scialfa for 17 years, was never mentioned during the hearing. He has denied Arthur Kelly's allegations.
Judge Patricia Roe ruled that the state's "strong policy" for open public records supersedes efforts to avoid public embarrassment, despite Springsteen's name throwing the case into the spotlight.
Roe told the court: "The family court is not unique in presiding over cases that involve enormous personal embarrassment. Openness is the norm, it is not the exception."