October 25th, 2012 by faye
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.”
October 24th, 2012 by faye
GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been embroiled in the extremely messy and bitter divorce of one of his key supporters — and the Boston Globe is going to court Wednesday morning in an attempt to unseal the court file as well as lift a gag order.
According to reports, the divorce proceeding was between Staples co-founder Tom Stemberg and his first wife, Maureen. The divorce battle was said to have lasted for years and was extremely ugly.
TMZ sources said that Mitt Romney gave both a deposition in the divorce and even testified in said trial. Sources added that the Boston Globe got a tip that there was “juicy information about Romney” in the sealed documents.
Mitt Romney, Stemberg and Maureen were all served with papers by the Globe, notifying them that the paper was trying to unseal the divorce case and lift the gag order enforced on all parties.
According to an article published by the Boston Globe in 2005, Maureen received almost 500,000 shares of Staples stock in the divorce proceeding, but then sold half of her shares before the company went public.
The business ties of Tom Stemberg and Mitt Romney go deep. Bain Capital helped launch Staples, which was widely seen as the first big success for Romney’s venture capital company — and the GOP Presidential candidate sat on Staples’ board of directors for several years.
TMZ sources added that Stemberg has filed papers opposing the motion filed by Boston Globe. Meanwhile, Romney’s lawyers have not responded.
Tom has been a major supporter of Mitt Romney, even speaking for five minutes at the Republican National Convention.
August 17th, 2012 by faye
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been fired off with a cease and desist letter on Wednesday after a band named Silversun Pickups claimed that the politician is playing their song “Panic Switch” on his campaign trail without asking for permission.
According to Brian Aubert, the band’s frontman, 65-year-old Mitt Romney of the Republican Party has been using their 2009 hit song even though no one ever asked the Silversun Pickups for permission.
Aubert said, “We don’t like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don’t like the Romney campaign. We’re nice, approachable people. We won’t bite. Unless you’re Mitt Romney!”
Media outlet TMZ was able to obtain a copy of the cease and desist letter given by the band to Mitt Romney, in which the band pointed out that this incident also happened back in 2008 — when Senator John McCain was sued by Jackson Browne for using “Running on Empty” without asking for permission.
According to the cease and desist letter, Republicans promised to “respect and uphold the rights of artists and to obtain permissions” after that fiasco.
Brian Aubert added that Mitt Romney is a victim of irony because “he is inadvertently playing a song that describes his whole campaign.”
Silversun Pickups is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles that was formed in 2002. The band comprises of Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Christopher Guanlao and Joe Lester.
In July 2005, the band released their debut EP “Pikul,” and their debut full-length album, “Carnavas” on July 26, 2006. Their second full-length album “Swoon,” was released on April 14, 2009. The band’s third album entitled “Neck of the Woods,” was released on May 8, 2012.