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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
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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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106.

cindy    

Tmz....Get off off Mitt's back! You're trying sooo hard to make him look bad because you are a bunch of Gay Liberals! Keep it up, and I WON"T be on this site again!

731 days ago
107.

cocoapuff    

TRIVIA
What does Romnesia mean and how many of you will take a second job to help pay for your aging parents health care when allegedly Ryan takes away their current benefits and gifts them a ALLEGEDLY food stamp type voucher and how many of you will be able to pay for your own health care alone. TRIVIA

What do some people say happens when people lie.. Is it NOSE WILL GROW is it ONCE A LIAR ALWAYS A LIAR. is it A sin to LIE. HMMMMM Lots of you will learn what standing in line means to get a box of food that is not meant for human consumption. Time will go back to those days, imagine all of the people standing in line and yourself.

731 days ago
108.

Truth    

Romney has already issued a statement that he merely testified as an expert on business valuation and he has no objection to his testimony being unsealed. So, knock yourself out, ambulance chaser. No, really. Knock yourself out.

731 days ago
109.

paigehop    

I would love to see Donald and Gloria in a reality show. What entertainment that would be!

I can stomach Donald far easier than Allred, as he at least doesn't HAVE to put salacious stories out there to stay rich and, er, um, famous! He is already that.

731 days ago
110.

Luz    

Wow! What an aggressive campaign! Obama! Baby!

731 days ago
111.

soberandsmober    

Something tells me that TMZ is going to be the only "news outlet" that will be covering both this nonsense and Trump's b.s. today.

731 days ago
112.

stancy    

Who cares, Why didn't you vet that Jackass we have in office now!!!! I still want to see his college transcripts. The real story is all his lies and cover ups. The libera media sucks. Get you heads out of Obama's butt and do your job.

731 days ago
113.

Truth    

If Donald Trump and Gloria Allred had a baby, it would be Joe Biden.

731 days ago
114.

Nunya    

WHO CARES! Theres always two sides to a divorce and you got the side of the scorned lover who will take down anyone involved. How about you start reporting on real issues like millions of Americans struggling for work and on government assistance because Obama's failed policies.

731 days ago
115.

Selebraties Suck    

OBAMA LIED ABOUT BENGHAZI - THEY WATCHED WHILE IT HAPPENED.

731 days ago
116.

Porno the Clown    

ALLEGEDLY LIED IN COURT ...

Anyone who knows anything about divorce knows that they are very seldom amiable and that lots of nasty things ARE alleged.

"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. "

Okay TMZ we know you are pro-Obama ... but this is really reaching in your attempt to damage Romney.

731 days ago
117.

KatherineWilson22    

My mothers neighbour is working part time and averaging $9000 a month. I'm a single mum and just got my first paycheck for $6546! I still can't believe it. I tried it out cause I got really desperate and now I couldn't be happier. Heres what I do,

731 days ago
118.

Andy from Chapel Hill    

Yesterday, Mitt said to go ahead and release the transcripts.

I have been in Private Equity/Venture Capital for nearly 30 years and have been called to help value private stock before. Generally, the value is less than half of the last new money. There are even VC funds that will buy these secondary positions. I am sure Mitt gave a wide range of value, which was appropriate.

Our firm had 15% of a company that Wall Street valued at $1.5 billion. Three of the largest investment banking firms in the world made written offers to raise $1 billion in an IPO. This was a few weeks before 9/11/2001.

The offer was pulled and the company went bankrupt.

Things change quickly.

731 days ago
119.

KatherineWilson22    

My mothers neighbour is working part time and averaging $9000 a month. I'm a single mum and just got my first paycheck for $6546! I still can't believe it. I tried it out cause I got really desperate and now I couldn't be happier. Heres what I do, bit.ly/URUvy6

731 days ago
120.

Misty    

Gloria Allred just needs to shut up....all she sees is $$$$ and the other lady is just trying to get back at her ex......stupid push for negative campaigning........

731 days ago
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