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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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Here come the right wingers to Romney's rescue... Let's be honest, very few people actually like this man due to his blatent dishonesty but many of those who have or will vote for him are doing so simply to vote against the POTUS - a man whom they believe is not an American citizen and have been influanced by the likes of Fox news, Donald Trump and the TP movement. All I can say at this point is you better prepare youselves because even though there's a chance Romney could win the popular vote the electoral math is what matters and it's not looking good for Mitt.

698 days ago

Liblab Itis    

Gloria Ballsred is a menace to society. She makes ambulance chasers look like Mother Theresa!

698 days ago

Beauty Dude    

Wow what bastard's...... Well I guess all are politicians and rich folks lie to protect one another no matter what party they are part of and under the guise of one's GOD, LOLOLOL.

698 days ago


she's one of the gals in a bind-er.

698 days ago


And this is presented as facts because an ex-wife said so. TMZ is getting full of crap as the days go by.

698 days ago


TMZ, how low will you go? Are you serious about the bottom feeder Allred? What a PIG this shrew is. Is Obama and his supporters THIS DESPERATE?! Pathetic, disgusting, and just what I'd expect from liberal democrats.

698 days ago


she's one of the gals is a bind-er

698 days ago


Mitt, you just lost my vote.....

698 days ago

Tom Liebengood    

I believe Mitt would do such a thing to screw this woman out of money, The owner of Staples, friend and big supporter of Mitt's, is a cold-hearted bastard!

698 days ago

Diamond Goddess!    

This chick is fug, and looks psycho!
You handled your $$$ badly and now need a J-O-B.
I LOVE these chix who get divorced and expect the SAME lifestyle 4EVAH!
(This AIN'T changin' the election.)
Jus' sayin'.

698 days ago


Romney Lied and Harvey doesn't swallow.

698 days ago


Keep out of politics and stay w/ spilling the beans on your LIBERAL friends in Follyhood, TMZ

698 days ago


It's interesting to see that the bulk of the comments here are from people who are just swallowing Gloria Allred's allegations whole. That's how this bottom-feeder works: Just get the allegations out there and poison the well, with absolutely no proof. She has already destroyed a few innocent people that way. By the way, the testimony is supposed to be sealed, and the judge hasn't unsealed it yet. Aren't all of the parties supposed to be under a gag order? If so, she just violated it.

698 days ago


republicans has a war on women and gays.

698 days ago


Romney, he just doesn't look like the type of man anybody can trust. He even look evil imo. Something about this guy I do not like at all. He scares me I dare say.

698 days ago
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