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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

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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Wow, what a shock. An Ex is upset with the settlement they got. Huge News. This has never happened before. Here's a hint TMZ. If it doesn't have tits and ass in the story, stupid news is stupid news. LOL!

730 days ago


The is SHOCKING news. A Ex thinks they got cheated in a divorce. Groundbreaking Stuff here. Stick to Tits & Ass. That way stupid is still worth looking at. LOL! What would be interesting is the reason for the Obama divorce papers. Why did they file? If I was an editor what would be more interesting.....hummmm. Jilted Ex or reason for Divorcing. Idiots

730 days ago


All you Romney supporters will be sorry if he wins, you will eat youir words. The guy will help NO one but himself and the RICH.. everyone else is screwed.

730 days ago


Hey Harvey why are you backing a person who is lying to you just to get votes?
Obama Doesnt Care About Gay Marriage Obama Cares About the 2012 Election. With President Obama’s recent announcement of his “evolved” stance on gay marriage, many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief, many are jumping for joy, and an equal number of people are shaking their heads in disapproval. Regardless of your view on gay marriage, we should all consider the nature of politics and check ourselves before we attribute this to the “hope” and “change” that Obama promised us four years ago: Barack Obama is a ruthless Chicago politician, not a champion of the people, and much less a champion of the gay rights movement. In reality, he kept the gay voters at arms-length for most of his term, but when faced with dwindling enthusiasm for his reelection, Obama “evolved” to suit his selfish political interests.
Obama has a hidden agenda. Beware of the Trojan Horse.

730 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Vote for Gary Johnson.

730 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got.

If every person who thinks voting third party is throwing your vote away actually vote third party, the duopoly would fall and maybe we'd get some real democracy in the US.

730 days ago


I find it interesting that both Romneys wife and the wife of this dude , have MS. Could it be that that they have both been misdiagnosed? Could it be that they both have toxic immune deficiency syndrome, as a result of being in close proximity to these pair of charlatons? I wish both of these women well in their endeavours towards good health.

730 days ago


Obama LIED to the people about Benghazi!

730 days ago


Lying under oath (you swear on the Holy Bible that you are being truthful) is no small thing guys.

730 days ago


The ex-wife got almost 500,000 shares of Staples stock in addition to any other assets she received. If Romney had been trying to screw her, he would have told the judge the company was worth MORE so she would have received LESS stock. For those not following, once the judge determined a dollar amount she would receive, a lower stock valuation would give her MORE shares of stock. The problem is the ex-wife is bitter because she sold a lot of stock early and then spent that money on attorney fees trying to get more money from her ex-husband and lost.

730 days ago


Understanding Sadi and her agenda here. She is Senior Cultural & Political Editor with Cyrano's Journal Online and they authorize use of the material from the blog for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. Some people will say and do anything to support their candidate.

730 days ago


Wow, someone thinks a politician might lie? It would be interesting though if he actually lied under oath.

730 days ago


And this was so egregious that she had to wait until less than 2 weeks before the election to begin talking about this??? This should have happened IMMEDIATELY after these proceedings if anyone thought it was of any value to pursue. What a crock of crap that has absolutely NOTHING to do with the salvation of this country as we slide into the financial abyss of certain recession and possible depression. I'm sure the 23 million plus people out of work really give a rats ass about this or the thousands of people underwater on their mortgages. Can we try, just try, sticking with the bigger issues at hand and stop the Chicago thug tactics going on here????? This is why the president is in danger of losing his job - because he can't FOCUS on the problems he's created and FIX them!

730 days ago


So what..Obama lies about being born in the United States....

730 days ago


Running a story so you can put "Exclusive" on it is not always the best thing to do. If it turns out there was no wrong doing, you can't take back the story. The damage is already done. I understand TMZ is nothing more than an "entertainment" rag, but there should be some care taken when you could possibly be hurting someone's reputation. Sure, a lot of us don't like Romney- but there are those who do. Half the country likes one candidate, half likes the other.

My biggest problem with this story (Allred being involved is a close second) is that there is no way to verify it because the records are sealed. Going off word of mouth, in a case where the evidence is sealed, is not very responsible. One could say the same thing about Obama and we would have no way of verifying it in the same cir***stances. Sadly, I think the difference would be that TMZ would "report" it as a "plot to make the Pres look bad", or opt out of reporting on it at all. Your biases are showing, and it's sad. Stick to all the celebrity drama we love to hate- running smear campaigns 2 weeks before the election should be even too low for you, TMZ.

730 days ago
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