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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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I totally missed your gossip story about Obama selling cocaine in college.... can't wait to see your dubious sources on that one.

738 days ago


Honestly if these were all lies then why wasn't he brought to court for lying? Why is this all of the sudden coming out now 2 weeks before the election? Sounds like a bitter woman, a bitter woman attorney and Obama freaking out because he is going to lose. And isn't it convenient that this story comes out the same day the emails come out showing Obama lied. In my opinion what Obama lied about is way more detrimental to this country then what Mitt Romney supposedly lied about!

738 days ago


If this is true, they should have come out with it before early voting began in certain states. Cause too much too little too late here.

738 days ago


I buy my products from Office Max.

738 days ago


Wow, news reports that only hours after the Benghazi attack, when we knew that our Ambassador was missing, Obama was informed that a terrorist strike occurred and later boldly LIES that a movie caused a picket which led to an attack. Obama used outsourcing as security for the Embassy and you report on an ex-wife that isn't happy with her divorce court and it isn't even Romney's divorce? Really??? That's what you find important NEWS at TMZ? You don't think a Sitting president that parties and campaigns as an embassy is terrorist attacks is important enough to write about?

738 days ago


There goes the female vote......

738 days ago


Will the right always blow off every story as the "liberal media" out to get them. It's getting old.

738 days ago


25 years ago? The guys been married twice more since then, she got 500,000 shares, then her dumb arse sold half of them before the company went public. She's tried to get more Money three times. Is that all u got Gloria?

738 days ago


Wow! No one finds this information disturbing...This is the head and voice of the Repub party who also endorsed the moronic people stating pregnancy from a rape was the will of God..Now thats fu$$ed up crap

738 days ago


Allred and her clients are all celebrity wannabes. They fit right in there with Obama. All they want is to be in the spotlight and they'll say anything to get in it. Look into Obama's, Allred's and Maureen's eyes. Tell me what YOU see. I see three people who are cold, dark and calculating. I don't trust any of the three!

738 days ago


They knew....

They let the Ambassador die in Benghazi.

They knew.

Who gives a flip about a divorce??

God, unseal Obama's records already!!!!

738 days ago


Oh, the DESPERATE FAR LEFT MINIONS are hard at work in these last hours, aren't they? ;-)

738 days ago


Really? This is Gloria's big news? More media hogging. Another person on this planet trying to blame someone else for their problems. During discovery phase of any trial, they would have had this information prior, not going by Mitt's word. Between Allred and Trump with their 'big news that can change the election'.... Both need to do what they do best...... Trump - real estate and business....... Allred, just plain law, enough with the women who have affairs with Tiger Woods are victims..... RIDICULOUS

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738 days ago

James B    

If what you say about Tom Stemberg is true then he really is a s***bag, Romney's involvement aside. How can you write to your own son and tell him that because of your ill feeling towards his mother, he's no longer welcome in your family? That's as vile as it gets. Poor kid! And people wonder why the children of the rich are so fvcked up? WOW. Just WOW!

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