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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.     

Big Money will always back each other!

625 days ago
17.

Ashley     

always knew he was an animal
a ****ing lier what a piece of ****
you cant just lie your way to become president
you have to at least care for the people!
i

625 days ago
18.

Mittens Romney     

I THINK THIS WILL MAKE MORE PEOPLE VOTE FOR ME!! THANKS HARVEY!

625 days ago
19.

Pat    

This guy is a liar, and a tax cheat. This man runs a business that buys American Companies that are operating at a profit, but evidently not enough profit for this GREEDY individual. Instead of keeping the company running and Americans working he ships everything over seas where he can pay foreign employees next to nothing and as a bonus he doesn't have to pay for any health benefits. Does anyone really want a criminal like Romney to be their President?

625 days ago
20.

Nancy    

Is anyone surprised?

625 days ago
21.

B    

This wont make a single difference in the decided or undecided vote. Nice try though TMZ. RomneyRyan 2012

625 days ago
22.

Dara    

So, really? An accusation by someone's bitter ex-wife gets a huge headline? lol

625 days ago
23.

Buck Ofama    

Why not report that Obama is being accused of selling cocaine in college as other new sites are reporting? Or perhaps that little tidbit not in line with TMZ's (and the rest of the sycophant media's) agenda? Too funny.

625 days ago
24.

Buggy    

Be cognizant of the word "allegedly" with your liberal spewing

625 days ago
25.

vickyd0912    

Story breaks just as news about OBAMA lying to all Americans about the attacks!

625 days ago
26.

LiLo's boy toy    

This sounds like a very typical attempt by the left to use the liberal celebrity press to start nasty rumors and innuendo in an attempt th help a failing Obama administration.

625 days ago
27.

Luv    

If only all people could lose their insurance when they have cancer, oh, such fine men these two are.

625 days ago
28.

Poppy    

Both Romney and his "friend" are pieces of ****.

625 days ago
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all about the money    

So is this a preemptive strike to counter Trumps big Obama announcement sometime today? Imagine that...a Politicians lied for financial gain. Never saw that coming....oh wait isn't this type of behavior required for Politicians? All political figures lie...they tell you what you want to hear while completing a back room deal that will net them millions of dollars while the working class gets bent over once again.

625 days ago
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Rene    

lol. The

625 days ago
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