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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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juandeveras    

I understand that this wife got 500,000 shares of Staples stock and elected to unload it before it went up in value. I also understand that Romney testified that the husband was a good father. The judge's name is Jennifer Marie Rivera-Urlick and was appointed by Duval Patrick.

698 days ago
542.

VICKI    

WHAT A BUNCH OF BULL CRAP. GLORIA ALRED WAS HIRED BY THE BO CAMP TO TRY TO DIG UP SOMETHIN AGAINST ROMNEY. GOOD TRY BO, HIS TESTIMONEY WAS NOTHING MORE THAN TO TESTIFY THAT THE FATHER WAS A GREAT PARENT AND PROVIDER. THERE WAS NOTHING MORE.
WHAT A DISGUSTING WAY TO TRY TO DISCREDIT AN OPENENT TO BO. BO IS REALLY GETTING DESPERATE.

698 days ago
543.

Ali    

BFD!

698 days ago
544.

katie10    

you have to know too, that romney and these nutjobs DO believe in life at conception, on exceptions, not even rape and will try to overturn abortion rights. OMG, we'll be living in the 50's again, women killing themselves for unplanned pregnancies, for terminations due to rape. It's none of these nutballs business what the h@ll I do as a woman..OMG...you people need to read the fine print when it comes to these right wing nutballs, they are frickin CRAZY!

698 days ago
545.

katie10    

omney scares the h#ll out of me too. buddies..romney doesn't have any buddies, his own party can't stand him or trust him. for pete's sake, this dude just changed his entire foreign & military policy during the last pres debate this week. it was unbelievable. Mittens says whatever he thinks people want to hear. i've never seen anything so repulsive in my life. He can't even decide if he's pro choice or pro life, guess it depends on how the voter goes. i am terrified of this man and what he would/could do because his lies are unbelievable, they just flow right out of his mouth. very, very scary dude. all in the name of good, too. pathetic. Romney doesn't give a crap about this country, this is a power play for him, he couldn't give a crap about YOU, the middle class. He's made his money and this his is next adventure, challenge...and he'll crush anything but the 1 - 2%..the funny thing is, the richest men in the country (buffett, gates) are voting obama. the only votes this nutball romney has is the tea party freaky religious nuts who typically are poor and uneducated and live in mid-america..which is more of a joke because they're the poorest of poor but they're too stupid and vote on hate, racism and ignorance. SAD. Thank goodness Obama now kicking azz in all key states.

698 days ago
546.

Deanj    

She repeatedly violated the court order on Huffington Post. Read about it here: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/24/Allreds-Client-Anti-Mormon-Bigot-Seeking-Money

698 days ago
547.

JalenDUI    

WHO CARES? OBAMA and co. was told by Chris Stevens that Libya was DANGEROUS before the attack. Obama did nothing to help them...he let them all die.

698 days ago
548.

Jason    

Romney testified that he thought the stock was overvalued. He then sold off his stock soon after. That's exactly what you would do if you thought a stock was overvalued. I don't see how anyone could claim he was lying under oath when his actions are consistant with his testimony.

698 days ago
549.

SeanR64    

You are a bunch of s***bags TMZ.

698 days ago
550.

Ali    

B.F.D. Mitt's still got my vote. We just can't take four more years of Obama, even if he's a nice guy. Time for change.

As for the bitter ex-wife, I hope she moves on and get's healthy and finds a new love and gets over the ex-husband. Divorce is sad, but it's not fair to try (as a last gasp, hail mary pass) to smear someone just because you're unhappy, and this, sad as it is, is NOT news worthy. Move on.

698 days ago
551.

wirelessmom    

So now TMZ is a political blog. Jumping on the Alred wagon. How far back do you think opposition research should go? Now that I know I have to go somewhere else if I want celebrity gossip, I will. If I want politics, I'll go to HuffPo

698 days ago
552.

Tim Dearman    

Hearsay, conjecture and speculation.
If there is evidence of this don't waste our time and take it to court, as it is not too late if fraud was truly involved.
Otherwise this is hearsay conjecture and noise.

698 days ago
553.

Rottweiler    

Hey TMZ let's hear the Khalidi tapes or are you protecting your community organizer like all of the rest of the liberal progressive media?

698 days ago
554.

Rottweiler    

WHO CARES ABOUT THIS OLD CASE. I WANT TO HEAR THE KHALIDI TAPES THAT LA TIMES HAS IN THEIR VAULT WITH OLD OBAMA SPEWING SOME STUFF THAT THE MEDIA REFUSES TO RELEASE. TALK ABOUT DOUBLE STANDARDS, DEM DEMS MAKE ME SICK WITH THEIR CORRUPT PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL AGENDA.

698 days ago
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Poster/not always viewer    

This is the best allred's got??? It is laffable on its face. "IF" and a BIG "IF" any of this crap is true, the women has had YEARS to go back to court. The fact the wife did nothing, speaks the truth.

allred would be wise to focus on the LIES obama has told re: Libya alone and WHY he allowed 4 Americans to be slaughtered while he played in LV. The payoff to Hilary to fall on her sword does NOTHING to absolve obama's 100% responsibility.

698 days ago
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