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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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571.

julie caldwell    

does anyone really care what sleezebag alred says??

638 days ago
572.

julie caldwell    

who gives a ****

638 days ago
573.

zumwalt    

Two weeks to go and we're really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Being from Iowa I was already numbed over a year ago. It's not even entertaining.

638 days ago
574.

sanity    

And this breaking news story is being carried on TMZ ......A very realiblae and reputable and fair news source. TEll me did the Obama Campaign pay you to run this............

638 days ago
575.

peachpie    

I knew it. Romney is a creep on so many levels

638 days ago
576.

Pua    

It's desperation politics idjuts.... At this juncture they will use and say anything to make each other look bad. This thing is a decade old, and SHE is the one saying Mitt lied, but that's just besides the point for you Obama supporters...Meanwhile, we can't get a grade school report card out of Obama...

638 days ago
577.

Patti    

Don't Care....Still voting Romney!!!
Obama must GO!!!

638 days ago
578.

Geen    

Desperate attack, by a desperate bigot. The woman is a loon.

638 days ago
579.

Jade    

Sorry Mitt fans. This actually isn't new news. It's just coming out again because the Boston Globe is trying to get the court records unsealed and the ex-wife supports it. I believe Mrs. Stemberg has a different auto-immune disease, lupus, not MS.

638 days ago
580.

marymac    

What greedy shmucks. Boo Staples, buh bye.

638 days ago
581.

Rose    

And there will still be dumb ass white women who are married to rich bastards only voting for this man for the simple fact that their husbands are rich. They cant voice or have their own opinions because they gave up their masters and doctorates degrees to support their rich husbands or for money and idealism. Hiding behind their husbands and their voices are lost and they become invisible until voting season. Get a life!!

638 days ago
582.

Bri    

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."
So which is it ? He got custody or not?

638 days ago
583.

Noel    

"lost her home and struggled financially" - With 500,000 shares of Staples, multimillion dollar settlement and multiple homes?

Seriously folks, stick to schlepping around and digging through stars garbage. This is about as one-sided, partisan and vomitous as it gets.

638 days ago
584.

Liberty girlie    

Scraping the bottom of the barrel, TMZ. You really don't expect people to think Gloria Allred has one shred of credibility, do you?

638 days ago
585.

legaln98    

Another news reporter /blogger trying to have a Watergate moment.

638 days ago
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