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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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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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Obama called, he has that 6 figure check for you Harvey.

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You people crack me up, calling TMZ a rag, piece of ****, etc....... but yet here you are reading their stuff, lol, doesn't get much funnier than that

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is it me or does the wife look like octomom?

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That's interesting, family law court, someone lied, no you're kidding...but what about all those innocent people, many women and children being killed in Syira.

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Lily Daisy    

This is a horrible "story" and one that is probably riddled with untruths because it obviously comes from biased sources. However if it's supposed to be about Mitt Romney lying, I think there are presidents tat have lied on the stand before him, and I have no doubt that this Prez is capable of lying as well. So while the story stinks, consider the source and Bill Clinton and take a deep breath.

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Any testimony was prior to Mitt Romney seeking the Presidency. If the gag order is lifted and testimony will be easy to show when Mitt Romney sold his Staples stock as this is a public record, too. This story may have legs as people should be concerned. Mitt Romney may start being addressed by the media and public as his full name: Willard Mitt Romney. Suggestive of the movie Willard of a creepy guy who hangs out with rats.

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So what?? Your top story should have been those e-mails about how the White House knew about the terrorists attack on Benghazi?????????????

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WOW.... Just garbage TMZ.. Where is your Benghazi cover up story... REALLY!!!

National Security or a bitter divorce... Yeah YOU SUCK!

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mom in midwest    

Much more juicy than Donald Trump digging up old divorce papers for the Obama's. Is there anyone married for 20 years that hasn't thought about calling it quits at some point? The bigger story is that they got past it and are still together.

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And your point is...this will be top billing on the 6 pm news but I wonder if the Benghazi e-mails that surfaced today will even be mentioned. Talk about a liar....Obama blames a video, gimme a break. Does he think all Americans are stupid or just the ones that support him.

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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

The two-party system is such a joke.

See how people rationalize--"Romney's a liar? Who cares? Obama is a liar."

A liar is a liar is a liar.

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While TMZ is completely BIASED and NEVER makes any derogatory statements against Democrats, I can say that I am happy that the title of this story has the word "ALLEGEDLY," which insinuates that the contents of the story are here say, and what Maureen has commented on! I would not imagine a spouse who lost in a divorce would have anything nice to say about the person they divorced. TMZ should stick to reporting facts, and not second hand here say stories. WATCH THE MOVIE 2016!

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How many times has Donald Trump been DIVORCED. (SIGH) MOVE FORWARD

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