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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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Hilary Kearney    

I find it ridiculous that Repubs are discounting this as last minute smear tactics. I'm not saying that isn't what it is but it doesn't change the fact of what happened. If this was Obama the Republican party would be going NUTS with it. For crying out loud, they are still gripping about the whole "Obama was born abroad" conspiracy!

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Merin    

Hmmm, commenting on the potential value of stock before a company goes public...I've only been in Private Equity for 10 years but believe the SEC would have thrown the book at Mitt if he gave away any insider information.

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RachelLee22    

Love my job, since I've been bringing in $82h… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online… Max14.com

674 days ago
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tori    

Give me a break,just another ploy to discredit the man. Everyone knows these outlets are owed by the liberals!

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biggredd1970    

I am not remotely a fan of Mitt, but why wait til right before the election to pull this monkey out the closet? How do we know it's not someone who is just bitter. Forget that ,why is this even news. Now if they find out he had an interracial baby from a one night stand, then that would be semi newsworthy.

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lookItsMegRyan    

Now word comes out that Obama is up by 5 in Ohio. So good to see the Romney campaign implode. I was a little nervous there for a second.

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david    

mormonism...go figure!!!!
mormons lie and cheat..missionaires are taught to lie..mormon females are used only as bed warmers and pop out babies..as their prophet young once wrote..a man is as wealthy as how many wifes he has fore they should not be treated any more then cattle!!!

674 days ago
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Jamie    

***got Harvey hating on the Republicans again...shocking

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MC GRUNT    

Obama, and Hillary Lied and People Died. But please do go on about a High Dollar divorce that happened YEARS and YEARS ago. Chris Stevens widow really need to know about it.

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Jim in Cali    

Waah, I lost my house. Waah, I didn't get enough from the divorce. Waah, I can't get over my ex-husbands success. Waah, its Mitt Romney's fault. Waah

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rosa    

Who cares they are ALL liars

674 days ago
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prometheus04    

Way to go TMZ, forget the "work place violence" story where the classification as a terrorist act would earn survivors, "Purple Hearts". No forget the crumbling Benghazi debacle happening before the American people. Don't mention there/'s some guy in jail, because Our President his Secretary of State and Ambassador told us he was at fault for "insulting" the prophet Mohammad. Lets disregard that there are "emails" confirming that everyone knew with-in 2hrs that it was about 9/11. Forget that "Acts of Terror" is not the same thing as "an act of Terrorism".

Please lets hunt down those details of Gov. Romneys friends divorce. That will be important, the death of American should always be surpassed by gossip and speculation [see Gloria Alred]

I wonder how the few staff members of TMZ that don't fall in line at the Obama temple are treated if they even let on that they don't. It's clear the Mr. Levin is like the 30 mile zone he cares for...Hopelessly bias!

674 days ago
508.

Kay    

How the HELL is this news? Friends say this in every DIVORCE that takes place. Cheap shot by OBAMA supporters and TMZ!

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notalawyer    

Willard Romney LIED under oath when he testified...
What's next for WILRO?

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ProBlackPanther    

After Romney loses the election (again), hopefully this will be the last we'll see of him. This guy is a loser and a s***bag. So, good riddance! And regardless of what anyone says, this story will hurt Mitt's campaign even more. He's done.

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