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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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76.

Sabrina    

Why is this news? Obama has lied to the whole country for the last four years.

695 days ago
77.

BECKER    

TMZ STOP bringing up old news about Romney. How about posting the story about the Obama administration hiding the fact that it was a terrorist attack in Benghazi.
This site is so jaded and full of BS liberals trying to save Obama Harvey You are an A$$ HOLE

695 days ago
78.

CheriB    

Really TMZ??? Romney headlines again???!!! Nice try but you are not gonna change my mind,,, how about some BS on Obama! he's got plenty! Oh I fogot,,,don't wanna print anything about a person of another race,,,, then you'd be racist! TMZ SUX!

695 days ago
79.

joe fryzel    

just another bitter bitch

695 days ago
80.

lyn    

Are you competing with Trump to see who can be more irrelevant? Stick to what you know ... BS about stupid people that no one gives a rats a@s about.

695 days ago
81.

edmarine    

A few problems with this:

1: Seems like it is just a woman scorned...
2. 2 weeks before an election- a bit fishy
3. No proof because papers are sealed- the reason no real news outlet will touch it
4. Who cares?
5. GLORIA ALLRED is involved

Question: if no one is supposed to talk about this, how is it out there? A bit fishy with the timing.

695 days ago
82.

lyinGOP    

Hey, wasn't Romney and his son Tagg Romney involed with the folks who started Stanford Financial Group which ended up being the second largest Ponzi scam since Madoff.........Google Tagg Romney and Standford Fin Group....Amazing

695 days ago
83.

scoopie    

Why a court is relying on another party to tell about the finances of a business is insane. Where's the independant audit that legit businesses have done every couple of years or so?

695 days ago
84.

NOT ELMO    

Romney should NOT have any Political position at all in USA, Not GOV Not nothing........He is not a good person.

695 days ago
85.

rsmik    

Romney didn't tell the truth about scotch tape either

695 days ago
86.

Nomad    

Just checking, but isn't Sadi Ranson, the author who worked with the Ms. Stemberg to write her "story" and the only one on record saying that Romney lied in his testimony, also the "British poet and author" described on Wikipedia? Does she have any economic background? I know she can claim a political background as "Senior Cultural & Political Editor" with Cyrano's Journal Online (cjournal dot info). Cyrano appears to have mainly a far left viewpoint, with Noam Chomsky as an editor and Gore Vidal as a former editor emeritus.

695 days ago
87.

Tiffany    

Such a joke and I hope this proves to be the end of Gloria Allred. These women are coming off as pathetic money grubbing losers who cannot fend for themselves or make a living for themselves, they need a man to give them everything. Nice try, but no one cares about Allred anymore. She is so irrelevant.

695 days ago
88.

DaveT    

"Obama refuses to show birth certificate before being elected thereby proving there's something very dishonest about him"
Why is this news?
Oh wait that's not what the headline says...

695 days ago
89.

barb    

EPIC FAIL.

I love the smell of desperation in the morning.

695 days ago
90.

BUTTERBEANS    

Romney needs to go sit down somewhere....He was sweating like Nixon at the debate...

695 days ago
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