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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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121.

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........

673 days ago
122.

Selebraties Suck    

DOES THE DNC PAY TMZ?

673 days ago
123.

edolphs    

Really TMZ? Sounds like a bitter divorce and that people will say anything when they are so pissed off. Since this is a gossip site I will take it with a grain of salt.

673 days ago
124.

Mikey    

First Romney was a felon and killed a guys wife. Now he lied under oath and stole money and a child from he best friends ex wife and then tried to kill her by denying her health care. - this latest story coming from Gloria Alred and TMZ. LOL! DESPERATION MUCH!

673 days ago
125.

Pablo    

Oh, the best source for anything is a disgruntled ex-wife who's been looking for more money than the millions she got for 25 years.

673 days ago
126.

tx_eggman    

What crap. The divorce settlement awarded the wife $1 million. Romney valued the stock at $2 per share and she got 500,000 shares. If he valued it at $20 per share she'd only have received 50,000 shares. There's no smoking gun here, Romney's valuation actually helped the ex-wife in the long haul.

673 days ago
127.

Mikey    

Everyone (except the rubes and idiots) know the election is over and Romney will win in a LANDSLIDE!

673 days ago
128.

larry    

That's bitch deserved what she got

673 days ago
129.

siennagold    

TMZ. I think there's a bigger issue than this:

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http://news.yahoo.com/white-house-told-militant-claim-two-hours-libya-010758099.html

673 days ago
130.

Someone's goldfish    

Money has corrupted the whole political process. Both sides are tainted.

673 days ago
131.

Scary    

I'm sick of biased media with an agenda, I'm sick of this election, and I'm sick of the nastiness of people. There are accusations of lying on both sides, so I don't know why just this story gets THE SCREAMING HEADLINE AND RED BORDER. I'm starting to wonder why I even come to the TMZ website anymore. Seriously, it's not fun nor entertaining. And no matter what anyone publishes at this point, barring something truly heinous, I've already made my choice. And I'm willing to bet that other likely voters have as well. So this is just mudslinging on both sides to be ugly and nasty.

673 days ago
132.

some guy    

I believe this story. Nothing Romney has done during his presidential bid or his time at Bain has led me to believe that he can be trusted.

673 days ago
133.

Selebraties Suck    

I'M SURE OUR AMBASSADOR'S FAMILY AND THE FAMILIES OF THE OTHER THREE KILLED REALLY GIVE A FLYING YOU KNOW WHAT.

IS TMZ EVER GOING TO BE HONEST. HELL-TO-THE-NO

673 days ago
134.

Lmao    

Well IF this is all true, it won't sway my vote, my vote was sent in for Obama last week. All this revelation would do is prove that Mitt Romney is the type of person I already thought he was: a snake in the grass crawling through his own sh!t (and millions of dollars of course). It's Wednesday, lets just wait to see what Trump says and see how the two "scandals" compare.

673 days ago
135.

adelle    

The type of company he keeps (A man that would tell his son ""it will not be possible for you to be a part of our family for the foreseeable future.", and cut his ex off health insurance when they had MS) as well as his own testimony in that divorce speaks volumes about his character. Very ugly..

673 days ago
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