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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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166.

Bethy    

This is a non story... it's just a story of a woman who has a VERY long history of mental illness and in the courts, too, for trying to get back at her husband after their divorce. She was given stock in Staples as part of the divorce settlement. SHe was the one who chose to sell the stock, she wasn't forced to. FOr the last 20+ years she's been trying to get back at her exhusband. Why is she going after Mitt Romney now? Anyone who knows anything about this knows that she's the one who keeps perpetuating this story that she's been wronged by him. Her ex husband is no angel... but if Romney lied under oath, you think they would have handled that little fact in the last 25 years in all of her ramblings and legal suits against her ex husband? There's a reason she's financial destitute, and it's not because of her ex husband. This is all just a last-minute attempt mess with ROmney's character...and it is exactly what Obama did with Ryan years ago. It's so transparent. These people are such jerks.

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167.

gawd    

Funny, when you click on this story, a pop-up $5 off coupon for Staples appears LOL!

Politicians lie all the time, even the so-called "god fearing" ones, even under oath..isn't that right Tom and Rom? I mean after all god will forgive you right? (rolls eyes)... white collar criminals.

The stool sending a letter to his son disowning him because of the divorce is the worst part of the whole thing....keeping it classy Tom and Rom.

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168.

Jordan    

This is actual news unlike the crap Donnald Trump will produce today something about the presidents being on cocain in college. which if he was would have come out in the last election., but this is a real case if Gloria had to go in front of a judge to get the statements unsealed.

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169.

Rick    

Thats right, liberal sheep! Get your comfort from suckling at the tit of the almighty Obama while you can. Hope you have your pads out for the "crash" of realism you are going to get when this goof loses his place at the head of the table.

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170.

DKG    

Obama is asleep at the wheel and denies additional security to the Embassy in Libya. Now 4 Americans are dead. Clinton dips a cigar in a you know what. And this is something that is "sensational:"? Gloria is a pimp for the scorned. It's a sad day when Americans become engrossed in pop culture and counterculture that they drink from the proverbial lead pipes of the Romans. We're doomed if people buy the crap Gloria is selling.

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171.

Machelle    

That's it?

Who cares, I have

my friend's back too.

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172.

Kari    

You just keep digging yourself a deeper hole, there, Adam. Nobody believes you. Just come to one of our loser meetings--you'll like it! Accept you are one of us!

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173.

Lisa    

I am very disturbed by this guy's lack of morals. He has proven that he is dishonest, immoral, and will say anything he needs to at the time to get what he (or his buddy) wants. VERY disturbing. It is literally unbelievable what this guy has done and what he might do. He has no soul and acts like he is just interviewing for a job he has decided he deserves.

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174.

RA    

You people are desperate! Gloria Allred is a senile and demented little circus monkey and you guys are stupid enough to take the bait.

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175.

Kev the Realist    

The problem with this is that if a few weeks after the divorce settlement and testimony, any decent Attorney would have immeditetly filed a motion to amend the settlement. This just smacks of another Gloria Allred end run.

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176.

BrightEyes    

The desperation from the left is comical.
Earth to libs- is this all you have?

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177.

Jessica R.    

As a corporate attorney, I can tell you this "story" is total crap, and Ms. Allred should be suspended from the practice of law. The valuation of a private company (and of ANYTHING for that matter) is speculative until someone wants to pay you for it. To try and launch a smear campaign 2 weeks out is disgraceful, unethical, and against the oath she took as an attorney. Disgusting.

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178.

Toilethead    

He lies about everything. He has no ethics at all.

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179.

heet    

Does this woman gloria have a life? I don't blame her, its been about 2 decades since she got some.. Great timing btw, um NOT!!! get a life you miserable OLD HAG..

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180.

MikeIndy    

Pretty funny how the stupid liberals have to release something hours before Trump releases news on Obama, I bet Trumps news is better. Vote Republican, other wise this country is doomed.

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