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Mitt Romney

Author Who Saw Divorce Transcripts

Says Romney Didn't Tell Truth About Staples

10/25/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The ex-wife of one of Mitt Romney's closest advisers says Mitt lied on the witness stand in her divorce about a key asset -- the value of Staples, the company her husband founded -- and as a result she was grossly shortchanged in the property settlement ... this according to an author who helped the ex-wife write her story.

Sadi Ranson says she reviewed the transcripts of the divorce between Staples founder Tom Stemberg and his wife Maureen during the collaboration on the book.  Ranson tells TMZ ... she reviewed boxes and boxes of transcripts and claims Romney testified the Staples stock was a pipe dream because the company was not successful -- something Maureen says was flat-out untrue.

The Boston Globe goes to court today in an attempt to unseal the transcripts and lift the gag order on the case.

Romney's people tell TMZ, the Governor does not oppose unsealing the docs because there is simply nothing there.

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16.

Lynn317    

Telling lies seems to be Mitty's most prolific talent.
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Just a case of the very rich good old boys in business watching out for each other ... figuring those people will never catch on so they don't think they will ever get in trouble.
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After all it was these types of businessmen that caused the Great Recession and walked away rich and unpunished - and now about 50 % of the country wants one of the sneaky, greedy one percenters running the country. If he wins, get ready for a second recession as he doesn't care about the interests of anybody - except the very rich.

697 days ago
17.

notalawyer    

Donny Trump is wasting time on Obama ... this is where the REAL treasure lies....

697 days ago
18.

edmarine    

I have some issues with this:

1. Only TMZ will touch this- the real news org's don't go after rumors
2. You can't verify it because the files are sealed
3. GLORIA ALLRED is involved
4. It is 2 weeks before election day and it just now comes out- how convenient
5. He doesn't care if they are unsealed
6. Sounds like a typical woman scorned story
7. GLORIA ALLRED IS INVOLVED

Also: if this case has a gag order, isn't she breaking it by "collaborating with an author"? Not sure how that works, but it seems like this could just get herself in trouble.

697 days ago
19.

Liz    

TMZ must be on Obama's payroll. OBAMA LIES AND LIES and yet TMZ never says a word about it. Pretty damn pathetic TMZ. Typical far left hollywood hypocrisy.

697 days ago
20.

breezy    

Lets see
CAN SOMEONE CLUE HARVEY THIS IS NOT NEWS
BUT PETTY HEAR SAY !! And What about the GAG order ?? Have they run out of Money like RNC ??
NEWS FLASH !!! WE HAVE A MAJOR COVER UP OF OUR LIFE TIME.. GOING ON IN WHITE HOUSE WITH Benghaz!!!!Emails detail unfolding Benghazi attack on September 11th...

***Face it ROMNEY IS GOING TO WIN !!!
DEAL with it .. OBAMA and the LIES are done !!!

697 days ago
21.

b.r.macfarlane    

TMZ has not done its homework. The wife made millions sellling the stock after the company became a public company. Read the court's order detailing the value of stock -- before Staples was a public company, Staples had trouble making a profit. see http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/divorce-papers-behind-allred-allegations_657626.html

697 days ago
22.

diane    

Tmz and Harvey your a malicious nasty biased fa**ot.

697 days ago
23.

Nadine    

Wait so Romney lies? Tell us something we don't already know! I care about this story as much as i care about Donald Trump offering money to Obama for his college transcripts. I know who I'm voting for and no media whores are going to change that. So Donald Trump and this lady will you kindly shut up?

697 days ago
24.

Kathy    

Who cares!!!!!!

697 days ago
25.

ELMUCHOMACHO!    

Obama knew about Bengahazi and did nothing...he watched fellow Americans die and let his Ambassador be murdered.

697 days ago
26.

Jeez    

What is this, the third or fourth repeat of the same story on TMZ ? Starting to get the feeling there is some sort of agenda here ...

697 days ago
27.

Northerngirl41    

I agree both of them suck. The media shoves these guys down our throats forcing us to make a choice.

697 days ago
28.

oink    

Romney is a lying sack of ****, every word he speaks is a lie. he will screw the USA for a dollar, if he is elected president we all will be sorry.

697 days ago
29.

Mike    

She's not credible and has an axe to grind. Obama lied repeatedly about the attack in Libya being due to a video instead of a planned terrorist attack. That is a much more grave issue. Impeachable, but TMZ wants to keep up their sick gay agenda, so they won't cover it.

697 days ago
30.

Geoffrey    

Gloria, we are all behind you!!!!! You go girl. Please save us from Romney and all these neanderthal Republicans who want women barefoot and pregnant. Bring all the dirt out before the election. This guy is scary!!! Ge could appoint up to 3 or 4 Supreme Court Justices if he is elected. Gloria, you brought down Meg Whitman so do the same to Romney.......

697 days ago
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