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Mitt Romney

Friend's Ex-Wife Claims

Romney LIED to Screw Her in Divorce

10/24/2012 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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We haven't heard back from the Romney campaign office -- however Mitt's attorney was quoted about the Stemberg divorce in Time magazine, saying ... “This is a decades-old divorce case in which Mitt Romney provided testimony as to the value of a company.  He has no objection to letting the public see that testimony.”

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A rep for Tom Stemberg also released a statement ... saying, "Over the past several years, the judge in this case has made it very clear that the gag order imposed should not be violated. We have never violated this order and will continue to adhere to the court’s ruling on this case."

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Mitt Romney LIED under oath when he testified in the divorce of his good friend and screwed the friend's wife out of a lot of money in the process ... so claims the ex-wife of Staples' founder Tom Stemberg.

Multiple sources connected with the divorce tell TMZ ... during Tom's uber nasty divorce case with ex-wife Maureen, Mitt Romney gave a deposition and testified during the trial that Staples was worth virtually nothing. Romney testified that the company was worth very little and Tom was a dreamer and "the dream continues."

Romney characterized the Staples stock as "overvalued," adding, "I didn't place a great deal of credibility in the forecast of the company's future." 

Partly as a result of Romney's testimony, Maureen got relatively little in the divorce, but we're told just weeks after the divorce ended, Romney and Tom went to Goldman Sachs and cashed in THEIR stock for a fortune.  Short story -- Romney allegedly lied to help his friend and screw the friend's wife over.

And there's more ...  Our sources say years later, Maureen, who suffered from MS and had multiple bouts with cancer, got a visit from one of Tom's guys, who gave her papers informing her that Tom was cancelling her health insurance.  Our sources say the irony here is that we're told Tom was working as one of then Governor Mitt Romney's chief health care advisers.

Sources tell us ... Tom also got custody of the couple's one child, making allegations of abuse against Maureen.   And get this ... in the mid-90s, after the divorce, Tom sent the boy a letter saying, although he loved him, because of issues related to the divorce "it will not be possible for you to be a part of our family for the foreseeable future."

Maureen lost her home in the process and struggled financially.

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Jay W.     

You don't say... ?

643 days ago
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Laura    

A politician lied? This is a headline?

643 days ago
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Buggy    

Here we go -- liberal media at it again -- did Babs raise the money yet for osama

643 days ago
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Nostradamus    

Great timing for this story to break...

643 days ago
5.

Schnib    

keepin it classy

643 days ago
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Adam    

Here we go, October surprise bull crap and you losers are stupid enough to be the vehicle they use to push this crap out there. Of the ex-wife is your source, I'm sure she is unbiased. Stick to what you do and report on which celebrity has gotten fat or the celeb DUI of the day. That should keep you busy.

643 days ago
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Swins    

Yawn....Did anyone die? Did one rich person get screwed by another rich person?
Is it another he said, she said....yawn. And if the records are sealed, how did you get the info?

643 days ago
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Mittens Romney     

And................

643 days ago
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Luv    

Lying under oath means this man will lie over anything.

If you don't believe this, let me sell you some ocean front property in Kansas, or better yet...let Mr. Romney sell you some.

643 days ago
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Michele    

Give me a break...I would care more if TMZ had any credibility.

643 days ago
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Steve    

So I'm still voting for him.

643 days ago
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barbara    

Bitter ex wife claimed she was screwed in court and her ex is a piece of work. Nothing new here people, move along...

643 days ago
13.

Rocco    

What ? Mitt lie ? NO.

lol

643 days ago
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LMT    

Really TMZ??? Well, here is some news. Tony Rezko, Obama's good friend and a crook, lied about the value of the property he sold to Obama and is now sitting in prison. Yet Obama was still elected. How is that for news????? Did you report on that in 2008, you POS rag!!!

643 days ago
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billee    

Allegedly? Sources? What sources? Multiple sources? Which multiple sources? Seriously? How can you post this with no proof? This is useless. Media should stop playing these games.

643 days ago
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