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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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At first I thought this headline read as:

"Democrats Vainly Dig Up Spurious Claim By Self-Serving Nobody to Create Slimmest Possible Thread Linking Something Bad Sounding to a Republican."

674 days ago

dc mcpherson    

show u what kinda people u guys r. will believe all of what is reported negative or positive here on tmz about obama but speak of romney or bush and its bull****. woooooow! gotta say love our damn country.

674 days ago


On the subject of Mitt Romney, the following quotes describe him perfectly:
1. This is a man who dedicated his life to making money by lying with every breath that he could muster. (John Doe in Seven)
2. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)

673 days ago


Lying under oath used to be a big deal to the G O P, but then again so did flip-flopping. A conservative, a liberal and a moderate went into a bar, and the bartender said 'Hi Mitt.'

673 days ago


Women should be allowed to make their own health choices. Women have many issues and they are often ignored. When it comes to BUSINESS dealings women are often swept aside. This lady could be telling the truth.


673 days ago


Romney is a SLEEZEEEEEEEEEE! As you can see ladies it is a man's world and if you are not one of the "good ole' boys or a do not rate with Romney.

Here is a woman who is ill and her husband takes away her health insurance!?! How can anyone who loved anyone...treat someone like that? That is pure hatred.

Staples will not get my money ever again!

Part of the 99%
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

672 days ago


okay so TMZ can print what is in sealed divorce do***ents?....somehow the paparazzi mentality seems to be at work here---this is BS

671 days ago

Marc Green    

And herein lies the problem with the formerly great United States of America. Bitch, bitch, bitch. All you people do is point fingers, complain and blame the "other" side, and do NOTHING to find common ground and a way to work WITH each other. It's all about how much they other guys lied 60 years ago (you're talking about the Kennedy's for Christ sake! At least references to Bush are somewhat relevant because his tenure was recent and effects current situations.
So now it's all about "loosers". "You're a looser if you read this". "Well you're a looser too, because you read it, so you just called yourself a looser, looser". How unproductive is that!? Honestly, what a waste.
If Romney liked, let that inform you. If you think it's not important, let that inform you. But most importantly, STOP EFFING ARGUING FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR COUNTRY AND THE WORLD THAT YOU ARE PULLING UNDER WITH YOU! The international community is LAUGHING AT YOU!
Hey, here's an idea. Cooperate.

669 days ago
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