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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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556.

Luv    

Romney, What happens if a woman is raped and becomes pregnant but the doctor doesn't believe her? And how long would a woman have to wait to have someone beside herself make a decision that it was rape? Who will decide if it was rape? Will there be local "rape panels" who will decide? I thought the repubs wanted less government, now we'll have rape panels?

736 days ago
557.

Paul    

TMZ, you're pathetic. Consider this my last viewing of your website.

736 days ago
558.

Ash    

MItt is so creepy!! I can't believe anyone would vote for him

736 days ago
559.

Ash    

Mitt is so creepy.... I can't believe anyone would vote for him

736 days ago
560.

badazsis    

Obama 2008 " I will cut our deficit in half in 3 years or I will be a one term president"
WE ARE HERE TO COLLECT!
for all of you "blame Bush'ers: During Obama's campaign he knew what it was. "It Isn't like Obama walked into this blind, he knew what the deficit was. He didn't walk into the oval office and find a box with the a hidden number in it. Get a clue people please. The man is should be in movies not in the White House. Great actor, not a President!!

736 days ago
561.

anonymous    

Is the friend's wife saying that Romney tried to screw her? These headlines are so confusing.

736 days ago
562.

jmarierig    

She recieved 500,000 shares in the company when they were worth a little over $2 a share and then she sold them. A while later the shares went up to $19 a share. She screwed herself out of the money and kept coming back for more. Just another bitter woman from from the First Wives Club. Get over it. It was in 1987. We're being lied to right now by this current administration, I think that's a bigger news story.

736 days ago
563.

ChristianJ    

I did hope that this site would resist sliming politicians especially someone who will replace that fraud and fake Obama. Alas, you have dragged yourself into being another "Obama" mouthpiece which will help that nasty pice of work, Feminist "Male Hater" Allred and loonies in the DNC. Shame on All of you.

736 days ago
564.

lori thorne    

I'm so tired of these Hollywood Narcissists who the media swoons over. Why are these journalist (?) not investigating the outrageous scandal over Benghazi
terrorist murders of 4 Americans., and the WH subsequently misleading the American People.

736 days ago
565.

PHILLY JIM    

wow, this is some hard journalism. we're just a notch below NBC news at this point.

736 days ago
566.

duh    

so..4 yrs of hopey/changey ... now barry looks to the vile gloria for help? Libs STINK of fear! See you on Nov 6! Love, The TEA Party! :)))))

736 days ago
567.

Nancy F    

what a disgusting women Gloria Allred is. This ex wife is just mad cause she divorced the man 10 years to soon. Gloria Allred you are a fool and a media whore. Go back to California

736 days ago
568.

BECKER    

Romney lied and Harvey doesn't swallow

736 days ago
569.

Jed    

So he's a liar, a draft dodger, chicken hawk, tax cheat, perjurer, and inside trader. No wonder all of the "christians" are voting for him.

736 days ago
570.

julie caldwell    

does anyone really care what sleezebag alred says??

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