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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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TMZ YR 1-sided Reporting SUCKS #2 Does this lady know how to re-address the court to seek addl compensation? YEARS ago?! #2while i emphathize condition she may be in, OBVIOUSly ANY lawyer could have easily appealled, acquired hubbys tax returns, legally claimed/proveN IF someone perjured themselves, &got TONS of $$$ for errrbody...the fact is, IFher hubby had that much $$$ at the time, ANY lawyer would have jumped at THIS case, which lends one to believe some/ ALL this is just punked-up-BS // PUBLICITY Stunt. Gloria i used to really respect yr ass, but YOu seem to be hi-$$$ PR-Ambulance chaser. dont you have enough $$$ & now?!
Both of YOU keep it movin. somethin dont smell accurate--& what does judgejudy say...if it dont make sense IT AINT True...DONTbelievethishype!!
People--Puleeze...obviously desperate lyin-ass folks use desperate measures...& this is def desperate-NESS at its bestly-WORST. move-on!

693 days ago


I don't understand why you're all so upset. Do you think this comes as some sort of surprise to us? We already know what kind of man Mr. Romney is. Everyone knows he says whatever works best for him at the moment. This is nothing new. Just more confirmation of his lack of character. We already had plenty.

693 days ago


Democrat Jim Moran's son caught advising people how to commit voter fraud.

693 days ago


The Crazy thing is that Donald Trump & also Mitt Romney Both have Immigrant Parents, Grandparents NOT Born in USA & they are Both always Attacking Obama for being the Son of an Immigrant But Barry H. Obama Graduated from Columbia & Harvard, is a Grammy & Nobel Peace Prize Winner & is The People's President...........He has my Vote!

693 days ago


Your source is an attorney breaking a judges order. nice

693 days ago


You have to be terribly insecure to have to bring this up now. What a low life thing to do now.

693 days ago


Two words...Cold Bastards!

693 days ago


Gee, what a piece of news. You are the best TMZ always with a serious story.

693 days ago


Pathetic TMZ. I've looked at your site for the last time.

693 days ago

Simon van Rensler    

It might be interesting if you turned your investigative prowess to the issue of how Maureen Stemberg became Gloria Allred's client. Was she referred? If so, by whom? Did Ms. Allred go hunting for a client? If so, unethical, isn't it?

693 days ago


so let me get this straight....

an ex-wife of one of his partners that lost a lot of money in the divorce is saying Romney lied.

yeah, okay...

693 days ago


Romney? Lying? How could that be? Was his mouth moving? OK, he lied.

693 days ago

Patty in MN    

I read an article elsewhere that describes what testimony Allred and the Staple execs. ex-wife are trying to discredit.
Romney testified about the value of Staples stock at the time. He said he thought it might be overvalued and was not necessarily confident about the future of the company. The following spring the company went public. Allred is trying to say that Romney lied, screwing exec's. ex out of a lot of money in the divorce.
Note to folks who don't understand business.
Romney may very well have thought the company was overvalued, that would especially be true if he thought there was a chance the company's future was in doubt. Taking the company public the following spring would have brought in an influx of cash, thereby improving cash flow and saving the company.

Romney knows business and finance....what's the problem? Go away Gloria!!!! There's no blood to be found at this accident scene!

693 days ago

Gary K    

Scraping the bottom of the barrel pales to this. Lets see this is all you can try and dig up from how many years ago? And what makes you believe it? Oh yeah the statement from a very bitter woman who apparently lost her divorce case. Why sure anyone would believe there is no bitterness there or desire to get even at anyone who might have testified in the case.

Sounds to me like the woman got what she deserved. Gloria hasn't got hers yet though.

693 days ago

Dannielle Blagmon    

It doesn't surprise me, he lied under oath the same way he lies to the American People.

693 days ago
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