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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.”

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."

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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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bobbie    

Romney scares the Bjesus out of me I must say. Staples is one of the lowest paying companies in the nation and will probably go down in wages to minimum wage jobs only after Bain takes it over. So much for all those "good jaaabs, great jaaabs" Mitt is promising. A nation of underpayed and underinsured slaves is what he and his buddies want; make no mistake!
And that's what Mitt is gonna deliver to his rich pals, the 1 per cent. He does not give a crap about the 47 per cent remeber?

624 days ago
527.

In Depth News    

Democrats TMZ takes sides with the BIG LIE that is Gloria Allred . Gloria Allred meet with Axelrod , Obama and others Two Weeks , Ago ... This Story is OLD and DISGRACEFULL Political Propaganda , which is the prefered way the Statist can win (new DNC)..

624 days ago
528.

bob    

What do you expect from a Muslim Mormon

624 days ago
529.

LG    

You guys are so freakin biased. This country is going down the toilet and you are willing to watch it flush.

624 days ago
530.

btighe    

This is Obama's MO: get sealed divorce records of opponents unsealed and put them out there for everyone to see, in order to knock his opponent out of the race. It's how he won his state Senate seat in Illinois. It's also how he won his U.S. Senate seat. But oopsie, Romney hasn't been divorce. Hmmm...no sex scandal. Well, lookie here -- here's a desperate woman who went through a VERY bitter divorce decades ago and Romney testified on behalf of her ex-husband, as to the value of some investments he held. That's good enough for the Chicago machine. Allred met with Obama two weeks ago. I wonder how much the campaign is paying this woman to "come forward". Doesn't matter if the allegations are true or false. With only two weeks until the election, the charges and counter-charges will be out there poisoning the well for those who are gullible enough to convict without proof. That's how this bottom feeder and attention whore, Gloria Allred, works. Her methods go quite well with the Chicago political machine that controls Obama.

624 days ago
531.

whateverIsay    

Take down Romney & Staples along with it. What a total PIG!!!

Back goes that tablet that's coming tomorrow.
Ordered at Office Depot. (Plus Office Depot
is already selling Nexus 7 32g's at the same
price as the 16 at Staples). Won twice!

624 days ago
532.

xtinylovrrr    

You really need to stop posting crap like this, TMZ. You're trying to sway the vote in favor of Obama, when clearly this article has EVERYTHING out of context!

624 days ago
533.

BoomerSooner    

Bless her sweet little heart. I'm sure she was completely innocent. She, I'm sure, was denied the right to call her own witness to value Staples' stock. And, certainly all of her friends testified that her ex was a wonderful man. What happend to fair reporting?

624 days ago
534.

In Depth News    

According to democrat strategist Gloria Allred (All Lies) Romney Lied in predicting what the worth of Staples would be .

This is pure Propaganda from the disgraced Gloria AllLies who celebrated taking down the only female governor candidate Meg Whitman in the the CA race because she is a republican who believes in liberty ..

In Alinsky Style tactics a 'Lie is justified as long as it is done for the collective party (statist party - new dnc in this case) .
That is what Militant democrats Gloria Allred or Chicago Style democrats (Axelrod,Obama) are engaging in ,because her allegations are pure propaganda and is hear say .
This was a bitter divorce and the divorcee is looking for revenge (as already indicated) against the staples founder .

Militant democrat & proven liar Gloria Allred is suggesting that Romney belongs in Jail or is a Criminal because he lied to the courts .

624 days ago
535.

Mike S.    

Come on guys--you use quotes when you know what someone said--not when someone says someone said something. Show a little ethical behavior here--or is that beneath you?

624 days ago
536.

CHRIS    

Wait a minute... I have been reading through all of your articles on this, and according to you she received 500,000 shares of Staples stock, and sold half of it before the company went public, correct?

However, I just read on multiple news sites that the remaining half of the shares she held onto were valued at $5 MILLION in 1999.

So, are you asking us to feel sorry for somebody who made more off their divorce then most of us on here will every see in 3 lifetimes combined?

REALLY???

624 days ago
537.

katie10    

Romney (romnesia) lies every time he opens his mouth, the weird just changed his entire stance on foreign affairs, agreeing with obama, during the last debate. there is something mentally wrong with this man..i can't see how ANYONE would vote for him, he will say and do anything to get elected and make money in the past, in the name of god, makes me want to throw up. it's always those religious freaks who are the worst too, hypocrites to no end.

Romney is a LIAR, so is his wife!

624 days ago
538.

Mike S.    

Quotes signify fact--you don't quote hearsay. Show a little ethics here.

624 days ago
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biker mike    

this doesnt look like toms ex is following the gag order with all that is written here

624 days ago
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In Depth News    

Update:

Militant democrat Gloria Allred is claiming that Romney lied in his expert testimony about the staples value, in the 1990s, and suggested that Romney should be put on trial , which would give Romney Jail time ..

Now that is one way to win an election isn't it ?

Has militant Leftist Gloria Allred been reading from the dictator Castro playbook of campaigns ?

624 days ago
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