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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

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.”

9:49 AM PT --
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."

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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I thought the records were sealed and there was a gag order in place. Shows Gloria Alfred has no credibility as a lawyer and is simply a media whore.

TMZ reporting this....I thought you were better than that.

667 days ago


Voting for Romney. Would not believe a word that comes out of Allred's mouth! Hate her.

667 days ago


The last debate brought out the fact that Romney will say anything in order to get elected which has fast become a character issue with him. So it isn't that surprising to me that he would lie under oath to help out a buddy.
Frankly, Romney scares the crap out of me.

667 days ago


I can't believe people here saying it's non news. Lying under oath in court is pretty damn serious. If it's true, that is. It seems to me this story can't be too hard to verify. Check the testimonies given at the time, check what happened with the guy's company on the stock market. Can you do that, TMZ, or will you stick with what 'sources said'?

667 days ago


It seems Harvey Levin is reporting story about both sides so I have to wonder if he is wanting to be appointed to Secretary of Propaganda despite which side wins? First the story about Romney then the story about Obama, ;-) ps, Harvey is waiting for Trumps post about Obama's divorce papers at noon/et before he posts it, smart move Harvey

667 days ago


it's down to the wire right now, and with the race so close both parties are starting to panic, it's gonna be cut throat till the fat lady sings

667 days ago


Keep those anti Romney comments coming......check the US debt. Obama and Romney will be long gone while your writing the checks to pay for it.

667 days ago


who cares ., Obama lied for 4 years . i made my choice and it's romney . i voted for Obama last time and he is a liar and is selling out the country. I could care less about big mouth Gloria Allred. i made my choice i'm sticking with Romney

667 days ago

Debra Grutzius    

Seriously who gives a ****. This is another week attempt by the leftist lap dog media (YES YOU TMZ) to derail Mitt's momentum. Here is a news flash for ya. MITT WINS BY A LANDSLIDE. You people should be ashamed of your selves. You are already considered the bottom feeders of our culture. Hard to believe you could get any lower.

667 days ago


He lied during the debates! Anyone surprised? This man is simply a LIAR! God help us if this man becomes president!

667 days ago


Shame on you for putting something like this in the media. Nothing like this should be allowed unless it is PROVEN with EVIDENCE. Remember - innocent until proven guilty? If this was the case, wouldn't he have been charged with PERJURY?

667 days ago

Fifty Shades of WTF    


667 days ago


The key word is "ALLEGEDLY". Liberal Media and TMZ doing what it does best!

667 days ago

Chris B    

Wasn't he the governor after all this happened? If it was really that awful wouldn't it have come when he was running for that. I see a non-story...floating out information out of context in the event the judge rules against them.

667 days ago


TMZ....leave this kind of reporting to CNN & MSNBC. We depend on you for frivolous gossip

667 days ago
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