Mitt Romney reportedly lied in divorce trial to screw friend’s ex-wife
GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney reportedly lied under oath when he testified in the divorce trial of his good friend, Tom Stemberg, and screwed his wife Maureen out of a huge amount of money in the process.
According to several sources connected with the divorce proceeding, during the bitter divorce battle of Staples founder Tom Stemberg with former wife Maureen, Mitt Romney gave a deposition and testified in the trial that Staples was worth virtually nothing. The now-GOP Presidential candidate added that the company was worth very little and Tom was a dreamer and “the dream continues.”
Mitt Romney reportedly characterized the stock os Staples 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 in the trial, Stemberg’s then-wife Maureen got relatively a small amount in the divorce. However, sources said that a few weeks after the divorce came to an end, Mitt Romney and Tom Stemberg went to Goldman Sachs and cashed in their stock for a good fortune. In other words, Romney reportedly lied in the trial to help Tom and screw Maureen over.
Sources said that years later, Maureen — who suffered from MS and had multiple bouts with cancer — got a visit from one of her ex-husband’s men, giving her papers to inform her that Tom was cancelling her health insurance. Here’s the twist — sources said that Tom was working as one of Mitt Romney’s chief health care advisers.
Sources added that Tom Stemberg also got custody of his and Maureen’s only child, making accusations of abuse against his ex-wife. And in the mid-90s, after their divorce, Tom sent their son a letter saying that 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 is said to have lost her home in the process and financially struggled.
So far, no word back from the campaign office of Mitt Romney. However, the GOP Presidential candidate’s attorney was quoted about the Tom 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.”
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.”