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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
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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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edmarine    

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.

693 days ago
47.

Sonofavet    

IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THERE ARE FOUR DEAD Optimal Bumps-in-the-Road Americans and our President treated their memory with contrived self-serving lies... He has proven he can't be trusted.
Everything he says now will be suspect.
Hey Harvey, how about the way Obama has spit on Israel - the only beacon of democracy in the Middle East, your Jewish Roots, Harvey.

693 days ago
48.

Michelle    

SERIOUSLY?!!! THIS is the big "October surprise"?!!! HMMM...let's see, Staples value vs. the value of four American LIVES in BENGHAZI...yep, I can totally see how THIS is more important.

693 days ago
49.

Sonofavet    

HEY HARVEY,
In Obama's book "Audacity of Hope" page 261 he said: "I WILL STAND WITH THE MUSLIMS SHOULD THE POLITICAL WINDS SHIFT IN AN UGLY DIRECTION."
Doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy, Harvey?

693 days ago
50.

edmarine    

TMZ- you should be asking the real, obvious questions... For instance: "This happened years ago and you are just now bringing it out 2 weeks after the election??" Also, joke about Allred on occasion, but you sure do love to "report" on all the crap she is involved on when no one else cares. Good stuff. Stay classy.

693 days ago
51.

Pompano Ann    

Question? If you're a women with a real problem needing legal assistance, would you hire Gloria A? Would you be taken serious? What is this lady's agenda; her problem or politics? Yeah, her credibility just down the drain!

693 days ago
52.

Ally    

What about all the LIES Obama has told over the past 4 years? Not going to post any of those I guess. He just was busted with his lie about the Libya attack which killed 4 Americans. This is a celebrity website, not a political one, atleast it didn't use to be.

693 days ago
53.

edmarine    

lmao- They were worried about Trump's BS "announcement" so they dug someone up to make allegations that no one is capable of verifying two weeks before the election... Stupid. Though, it is TMZ. Don't expect much more out of them.

693 days ago
54.

emme    

Why does this surprise anyone. Romney has antisocial personality disorder. He is only faking being a understanding feeling person....he really has no core beliefs, no internal compass. Everyone who is voting for him has been duped. But don't feel bad, antisocial people are really good at that.

693 days ago
55.

Billy Gay Cyrus    

Liberals are lame.

693 days ago
56.

CheriB    

Really TMZ??? Romney bashing headlines again today? how about some dumb S H _ _ about Obama! Oh yeah, I forgot, you're too much of a bunch of P_ss_'s to do it! Afraid to say anything about someone of another color! might get called a racist! Well it's doesn't sway my vote,,,, ROMNEY ALL THE WAY!!! get the White back in the whitehouse!

693 days ago
57.

Sonofavet    

HEY HARVEY,
In Obama's book "Audacity of Hope" page 261 he said: "I WILL STAND WITH

THE MUSLIMS SHOULD THE POLITICAL WINDS SHIFT IN AN UGLY DIRECTION."
Doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy, Harvey?

693 days ago
58.

Sonofavet    

IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THERE ARE FOUR DEAD Optimal Bumps-in-the-Road

Americans and our President treated their memory with contrived self-

serving lies... He has proven he can't be trusted.
Everything he says now will be suspect.
Hey Harvey, how about the way Obama has spit on Israel - the only

beacon of democracy in the Middle East, your Jewish Roots, Harvey.

693 days ago
59.

Umm ok...    

Wow, judging from the nonsensical "news" the liberal main stream media is deciding to run right now, I'd say Romney has this race locked up. Libya emails come to surface yesterday proving the attack that killed 4 Americans had NOTHING to do with a protest or a video, and MSNBC was still talking about the war on women. What a joke! Looks like the Obama's will be making a move.

693 days ago
60.

Sonofavet    

But of course Harvey is a clarion against Antisemitism only when it is beneficial to him

693 days ago
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