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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.”

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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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616.

Lauri215    

I don't know if I can say what I think of Mitt Romney but I will try to keep it clean lol I think he is a F'ing prick (that was as clean as I can be) he changes his story every other day one day it's yes to this the next day it's no. Why can't he stand for something without changing his mind? Also, anyone with a mother, daughter, sister, friend etc... Should be scared as hell if he gets elected he truly wants to take all women's rights away! NO ONE OTHER THAN A WOMAN AND HER DOCTOR should be involved in making a decision about birth control NO ONE!!!!!!!!! Also, who the hell does this guy think he is to tell a woman what she can or can't do with her body? An abortion is a very very personal decision that a woman has to make. I am pro choice I know there r a lot of RTL people but if I were raped and wanted an abortion I should with my doctor make that decision not a government official! Abortion should not be used as a form of birth control but, let me tell u if this law gets over turned it will go back to years past alleyway abortions and women will without question die! Romney is an ass. NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT OTHER THAN WOMEN AND THEIR DOCTOR TO TOUCH THESE TOPICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I in no way mean to upset anyone with my opinion please know that! I am totally looking at this from a medical and female stand point. Have a beautiful day!

727 days ago
617.

sylvia    

Its nothing compared to what Obummer did. He lied to the entire world that 4 americans died as a result of stupid video. This is a real scandal but you don't write about this...

727 days ago
618.

sylvia    

This is nothing compared to what Obummer did. He lied to the entire world that 4 americans died as a result of stupid video. This is a real scandal but you don't write about this... people are not as stupid as you think and this is why Obummer is going to lose this election.

727 days ago
619.

curveball    

What a dick!

727 days ago
620.

dan    

Just so you all see what a poor hit piece this is. Rueters is reporting that Romney's esitmate was around $250 million, hardly nothing as this article would have you believe.

727 days ago
621.

VICKI KENNISON    

WE ALL GET DIVORCED...YOU JUST HAD A LOUSEY ATTY OR YOU WERN'T SMART ENOUGH ....YOU KNEW WHO YOU MARRIED AND YOU THOUGHT HE WAS GREAT THEN....GET A LIFE,GROW UP AND LET HIM GO ON WITH HIS LIFE...YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY FOR HIM THAT HE FOUND THE RIGHT WIFE AND HE IS DOING WELL NOW.

727 days ago
622.

Vote2012    

The ex wife lied? Wow great investigative reporting. Typical liberal methods, dig up trash before an election since Barry Obama has no record to run on...he is a failure, that's not racist, that's just a fact.

727 days ago
623.

jonesy7    

THIS is nada/nothing BUT A P U N K E D / /B.S. // PUBLICITY Stunt!

the fact is, IF her hubby had that much $$$ at the time, ANY lawyer would have jumped in THIS case, AND:
#1 ) appealled, acquired hubby'S tax returns,
2) legally claimed/proveN IF someone perjured
themselves, AND
#3) Got TONS of $$$ for errrbody...
What does Judge Judy say...sumthin like: "if it don't make sense, it didn't happen (it ain't) true.
STOP the MADness...PEOPLE PuLeeeze!!!

727 days ago
624.

Somerville    

The ex wife is a certifiable lunatic who has violated the gag order in the case by ranting and raving in over 2000 posts on Huffington Post about the case. She got millions of dollars in the settlement.

This story is going nowhere. However, Obama's most un Presidential remark about Romney being a b*llsh**er is getting tons of press.

727 days ago
625.

Elphaba    

Well, of course he lied, HE'S A BIG FAT AHOLE LIAR!

727 days ago
626.

obtbone    

this is just another story of "bros before hoes"... if im getting divorced i would want a friend like Romney to back me up

727 days ago
627.

Raejean    

Still waiting for all of the truth about Obama.

727 days ago
628.

Randy    

TMZ is obviously reporting this stupid crap because Harvey is a left winger.... This along with the fact that Gloria Allred is nothing but an ambulance chaser that will do anything to get herself on TV. To call her an idiot would be an insult to idiots....

727 days ago
629.

Darly314    

A child "won" and then discarded, a disabled woman cheated out of money rightfully hers. The VICHY Americans respond: "You don't say". Romney should be prosecuted of course.

727 days ago
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MissClarity    

This nation had better face the fact that Romney is owned by Rove/Cheney and 17 others who puppeteer'd Bush Jr. into the murderous wars by lying about facts.Those wars murdered our sons and daughter and others BUT not Romney's children. Now Romney is ready to war with Iran, Syria etal. Wise up America. Or get ready to send your sons and daughters to die. Weapon sales and investments is the BIG MONEY game.

Romney sold his soul long ago and continues daily.

A psychopath buys a successful American company, sucks the money out of it, bankrupts it, sends the jobs to China and then thinks he's done a real goooood job. Sound like anyone you know.

God help America. Spread the truth.

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