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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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Oh Lord, I've known a lot of men who won't give their ex-wives a dime, even as they lie dying. I knew a man who wouldn't help his ex-wife or children as she battled cancer. It's not an uncommon story. And just try to get an ex to keep you on his health insurance. Their lawyer will tell them that they will be opening themselves up to unending, possibly devastating medical bills if the wife continues to run up bills and becomes sicker. Lawyers will fight to the death to keep a client from carrying a wife's medical bills or health insurance. It's an open-ended danger zone for ex husbands. I'm not saying it's right. I'm saying that's how they act. And I know first-hand, too.

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Jamie S.    

It's more than obvious that TMZ is an Obama supporter. DOn't let that dictate what you report. Oh, sorry, too late for that. Idiots!

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Romney 2012!!!!!

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Wow, a bitter ex-wife. Yep that's who's information I will rely on when making my decisions about our country's future. And how many years ago was this? And how long has this presidential campaign been going on? I think someone was hoping for some get rich quick hush money.....

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Why didn't the wife have any lawyers who could get to the bottom of things and counteract any lies? I'm sure the court or judge didn't just take their word. If they told lies, her lawyers should have presented evidence to the contrary. You mean they didn't have such evidence? Sure is easy for Allred to continue her usual tossing out innuendos and lies herself.

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⇛⇛⇛ Wacko Jacko's Cat (◉_◉)    

I Hope Mitt Romney
Wins The Election

Then Nukes
Gloria Allred's

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If he lied in court he'd been in jail for purgery. Please.

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I'm not married to any of these people. I'm looking to hire a CEO and Chief of Staff for the USA. I'm looking at what is presented at this time, as an offer to serve this country and its people. Present qualifications and actions.

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Stupid non story, as will be Trumps. This is so stupid and this Maureen is an idiot, oh a divorce, an ex wife disgruntled you don't say! This is between an ex wife and her ex husband. Nice try liberal media. How about you do some investigative reporting on a death of an US Ambassador and his security team and find out why this was a massive cover up since the WH knew within 2 hours of the attack.

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I might find this interesting - if I wasn't busy trying to wrap my head around our president's complicity in the deaths of 4 Americans.

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Really TMZ? Is that the best you can do in you "quest" to worship at the temple of the great Obama? You hollywood wannabe jackasses are unbelieveable...

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why are we not concerned with the current president who is a lier and leading our country? TMZ to much political bull crap... you have lost me as a viewer.... I'm heading over to

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Yeah so what. Obama was asleep at tthewheel denying additional security that ultimately killed 4 Americans. This country is so eaten up with pop culture they are like the Romans drinking from the lead pipes. Stupid Americans. And Gloria is a pimp for scorned people.

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Liberals - what are you gonna do once a real american becomes president? I hope that Romney finds a way to shut down these assclowns the worship at the temple of Obama and spew their horsesh*t all over. Too bad TMZ is a group of wannabe hollywood idiots that suckle at the Obama tit. Go back to school and get a real job, morons!

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Best Mom    

What a pathetic "non-story"! TMZ - are you that desperate? Go Mitt!!!

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