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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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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181.

It's Dave    

Rather than risk being, er, trumped by Trump's announcement, TMZ doesn't actually wait for the court papers to be unsealed but instead just alleges what the papers may contain based upon the statement of Gloria and her client.

693 days ago
182.

Joe Blowe    

He managed to prevent some golddigger from getting her hands on money she didnt deserve.

Well now I'm DEFINITELY voting for Romney...LOL

693 days ago
183.

ajr    

Gloria Aldred is a piece of garbage she exploits people just to get her name in the news.
This is a story ? A bitter ex wife whose husband didnt pay her enough for what she did while on her knees big deal!!

693 days ago
184.

Stephen    

I follow (or at least followed) TMZ for their entertainment value, not their politics. Tired (very tired) of media driven entertainment sticking their ugly noses into places where they don't belong. So, now I am forced to give up TMZ fun just because they are trying to influence with celebrity.

693 days ago
185.

CHRYL    

We are always so quick to say political gossip, however these people have put proof in front of you and all of this could be easily confirmed; Why is it so hard to believe this happen, it has been said over and over again that Mitt Romney appears to have no soul, and I am sure this came from that person that appears to have no soul!!!!!

This candidate appears to be the most dangerous of all for he appears to be a liar and this is too too dangerous......

It appears that sometimes we are the reason that things progress the way they do; It appears that red flags are waving all over our heads, yet we fail to see just because of what appears to be our hatred for those that have a different skin color.

KKK in the 20th Century, is a disgrace on all of us; and it appears that each and everyone of the KKK from the past suffered a horrible death due to their actions, ......PEOPLE IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP, NOT A SINGLE ONE OF US IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER IN GOD'S SIGHT; YOU MAY THINK YOU ARE, BUT YOU ARE NOT; YOUR MONEY GIVES YOU A FINANCIAL ADVANTAGE ON THIS EARTH, BUT THE PURITY OF YOUR SOUL WILL TAKE YOU THRU ETERNITY; WE DON'T THINK OF IT NOW, BUT AS TIME MOVES ON, ......WE ALL WILL LOOK BACK ON THESE TIMES AND WILL BEG FOR FORGIVENESS; WHY NOT START NOW, THIS HATRED IS TOO MUCH, SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE; WE ARE NOT ANIMALS, WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS, ......IT IS TIME WE START ACTING LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!

MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON US ALL!!!!!!!!!!

693 days ago
186.

Tom Jasper    

This just goes to show a couple of things: Romney will lie for money and he has little respect for women, contrary to what he says in public. Charges would be laid if this was John Q Public but of course those with $$$ are insulated from such. Snake oil salesman comes to mind when I hear the word Romney.

693 days ago
187.

mousetrap    

First of all, nobody cares about this tabloid fluff story. Second of all, good! We need a guy like this who is shrewd and knows how to come out on top. Not a rose glasses wearing, tree hugging, welfare humping liberal socialist.

693 days ago
188.

cocoapuff    

Thank you Gloria for standing up for women's rights. The headlines today are about how MOURDOCK Called pregnancy :God's will" even in cases of rape--Gloria is standing up for women's rights and Really, this WAR ON WOMEN is wrong.

693 days ago
189.

Desiree    

Yeh Rich white guy covers and backs up other Rich white guy to screw his wife under. Real good values there Mitt. How are we supposed to trust you when your spine is crooked? True test for a decent human being is to back the ones that are getting screwed over its called having a straight spine. Mitt you looser.

693 days ago
190.

Grace    

The source of this story comes from the ex-wife. YAWN!!!

693 days ago
191.

Google Sucks    

Who cares? Every other word out of Politicians mouths are lies. Not really sure whay this is such a big story. Obama lied about just about everything he said he would and would not do before he got in office. Check the facts on your own, before you vote!!!!!!

693 days ago
192.

lynds    

This is obviously an ugly divorce and he said/she said. This is a dumb story to even put on here, because it is one sided by the wife only. LAME TMZ. LAME. Will not effect my vote. Why isn't the top story about the White House Coverup of Libya on the top of CNN News today?!? That is a little more important. Just sayin. #ROMNEY2012

693 days ago
193.

Kendra    

Damn, that was the single biggest headline I have ever seen TMZ! Show me a politician that does not lie and I'll show you someone not elected, lol.

693 days ago
194.

JesKen    

Gee...the wife who ALLEGEDLY got the worse side of the deal in a divorce is saying that the now uber-prominent Mitt Romeny LIED....doesn't sound like an attention whore AT ALL.

PS this sounds like the liberal media's attempt to make us think Romney is hiding something--because the chances of the judge unsealing the papers are slim to none, so we'll "never know".

Meanwhile, our President had his fingerprints all over multiple international attacks and murders of Americans...why aren't those stories posted at the top of your page TMZ?

You don't even permanently post deaths to the top of your page for days at a time...how much are you making off this media coverage?

693 days ago
195.

Rich    

Romney lives on LIES. He has made tens of millions by making LIES. The voters know he lies. He has still not given any specifics on him mission as president, He is not fit to be our leader, but CEO of TMZ. that would make a good fit

693 days ago
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