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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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76.

Bella    

All this coming from a scorned spouse. If you believe this crap I have some great land here in Florida to sell you! Someone is lying and my money is on her and TMZ.

737 days ago
77.

Jake    

I am glad you said "allegedly".

You would not want to be in your own lawsuit now would you?

737 days ago
78.

Julie    

Go ahead and file this in "Who gives a F&%*"

737 days ago
79.

Jen    

Obama has four Americans in Libya die on his watch and LIES ABOUT IT, and you're concerned about Romney's testimony in a friend's divorce? F you, TMZ.

737 days ago
80.

B    

This is laughable The Minority Zone. Yes, 'cause why would they need to look at pesky things like bank or investment statements, reports or records?? Just ask the guys best friend cause that's where all reliable financial sources are confirmed in court, right? Come on TMZ SHAME ON YOU for this clear desperate attempt

737 days ago
81.

EricsGirl    

TMZ you have GOT to be kidding. This is like a bad joke - and I'm not even a Romney fan. First, no one will take this seriously on the simple fact that GLORIA ALLRED is involved! Pffft. I like the BIG BOLD RED BORDER as though you have some legitimate "scoop" related to the election. Ha! Stick to what you're good at, which clearly is NOT politics.

737 days ago
82.

italianprincess2k    

Gloria Allred is getting desperate!

737 days ago
83.

leslie    

THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH ALRED SHE MUST SPEND DAYS LOOKING THRU RECORDS OF SOME POOR SUCKER AND GO AFTER THEM TO MAKE MONEY AND KEEP HER OUT THERE. SHE NEEDS TO DO A LOT OF THERAPY TO WORK OUT HER MEN ISSUES, AND SATISFY HER CRAVING FOR ATTENTION.

737 days ago
84.

Beach    

MMMMMMM, the release of this old garbage by Allred & TMZ running with it wouldn't have anything to do with Trump's release news about the Obama's now would it???

OF course not harvey.... LOL

737 days ago
85.

melliemel    

Wow, Im surprised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Romney Lied? Stop the madness, You must have it wrong!!!!!!!! What he meant to say was...................... Idiot, lying moron.That shows how much he cares about his reputation, and women!!!!!!!!!!!! Binders full

737 days ago
86.

Irony Tag    

Your sources being Gloria Alred.

Talk about dirty campaigning. I didn't think the campain would get THIS low!

737 days ago
87.

PC    

This "Breaking News" doesn't sway my vote. However I do hope that her ex-husband and Mitt Romney's attorney go after both her and Gloria, aka The Tool Allred for breaking the gag order that is in place. The hearing hasn't happened as to whether the gag order could be lifted, yet they are talking.

737 days ago
88.

Ramses    

Since it appears this is "trash news" day let me plug this one
http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/claim-obama-hid-gay-life-to-become-president/

737 days ago
89.

Yankeemon90    

More lies from TMZ in their never-ending quest to defame Romney. TMZ is BS - anyone with a brain knows that, along with the fact that TMZ will do anything to help Obama. Why isn't TMZ reporting on the e-mails that were released today that PROVE that Obama and the State Department KNEW about the Benghazi attacks a mere four hours after they happened?! Every other credible news agency is reporting those e-mails! Even CNN has reported them! The fact of the matter is is that TMZ is intent on ruining a good man's reputation, solely for political reasons. None of the details being reported by TMZ about this story are actual facts, and I hope TMZ is sued for defamation and slander. Shame on TMZ!

737 days ago
90.

Pamela    

TMZ name your "source". Staples in my area closed some years ago.

737 days ago
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