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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, the lady who didn't get as much as she wanted in a divorce thinks she was screwed over? This NEVER happens!

697 days ago

really! really?    

Wow this Tom guy sounds like a piece of poo. To turn your back on an ex spouse is one thing but your child? Hope karma has been hounding and pounding him ever since... As for Romney? Meh, doesn't sway me one way or the other. It also doesn't matter that Obama & Michelle once considered divorce.

697 days ago


lol So the ex-WIFE says. Doesn't every wife of a RICH guy always say they got screwed in the divorce. Be lucky you got anything you money grubbing skank.

697 days ago

It's Dave    

The fix is in. During a recent episode of The People's Court (which Harvey Levin is part of) CBS ran an election result banner showing that with 99% of the precincts reporting, Obama had won the election with 43% of the vote versus Romney's 40% of the vote. Pretty amazing when you consider that the election is still two weeks away! CBS says they were just testing the equipment.

697 days ago


but no story about Obama knew our Ambassador was being murdered

697 days ago


Buh, bye, Mitt!

Good riddance!

697 days ago


Oh brother...dumbest attempt at a story ever.

697 days ago


blah , blah , blah , and obama sold drugs..................AND ? ;)

697 days ago


So this bitter ex-wife and her vile attorney Allred think this crap is a story? All this shows the world is how pathetic Maureen Stemberg is if after all these years she can't get over her divorce and that yet again Allred tries to take a non-victim and make them a victim so that her mug can get t.v. time and she can make a buck. Maureen has posted over 2,000 posts on the liberal news publication Huffington post slamming Mormons and Romney and she is a HUGE Obama supporter. Can we say this is a seriously pathetic attempt to try and discredit Romney. Hasn't Allred's law license been revoked yet? She constantly comes up with this unethical crap and it is about time the California Bar holds this woman responsible.

697 days ago


Allred making timely accusations against men??? Shocker

697 days ago


he said she said - and being that staples was founded until 1986 I can believe the company was not expected to be the big chain it is today back in 1988

697 days ago

Ed F    

You people are absolutely ridiculous. There's his story, her story, and the real story. You Hollywood people live in an alternate reality. You don't have to worry about where your next dollar is coming through. You're entertainers---certainly not rocket scientists. You support any long as he or she is a Democrat. You're not journalists at all--you're s***my gossipers. Why don't you try to provide a REAL service to Americans? Disgusting.

697 days ago


So, you run this silly story but reference absolutely nothing about the Feuters story on emails that show Obama knew the Bengazi attacks were terror hours after they happened.. Nice job.

697 days ago


Bane is in the process of purchasing Staples in Massachusetts and will not be sold until the election is over. Dont want the news to get out because there will be hundreds of job losses.

697 days ago


WHAT?! OMG! A politician lied [gasp], under oath [gasp]?!

HARV, really, ALL POLITICIANS LIE, so is this large posting really influencing a-ny-body?! NO.

Good try, though, moron!

697 days ago
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