Gloria Allred’s October Surprise: Mitt Romney Lied Under Oath in Tom Stemberg Divorce Case

Gloria Allred’s October Surprise:  Mitt Romney lied under oath in testimony in the divorce case of Tom Stemberg, co-founder of Staples and his first wife Maureen Sullivan Stemberg.

Here’s an excerpt from TMZ (H/T Elaine Clisham):

Multiple sources connected with the divorce tell TMZ … during Tom’s uber nasty divorce case with ex-wife Maureen, Mitt Romney gave a deposition and testified during the trial that Staples was worth virtually nothing. Romney testified that the company was worth very little and Tom was a dreamer and “the dream continues.”

Romney characterized the Staples stock 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, Maureen got relatively little in the divorce, but we’re told just weeks after the divorce ended, Romney and Tom went to Goldman Sachs and cashed in THEIR stock for a fortune. Short story — Romney allegedly lied to help his friend and screw the friend’s wife over.

And there’s more … Our sources say years later, Maureen, who suffered from MS and had multiple bouts with cancer, got a visit from one of Tom’s guys, who gave her papers informing her that Tom was cancelling her health insurance. Our sources say the irony here is that we’re told Tom was working as one of then Governor Mitt Romney’s chief health care advisers.

Sources tell us … Tom also got custody of the couple’s one child, making allegations of abuse against Maureen. And get this … in the mid-90s, after the divorce, Tom sent the boy a letter saying, 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.”

UPDATE 10/24/12 12:56 pm EST: Court sides with Boston Globe and Maureen Sullivan Stemberg that Mitt Romney’s 1991 testimony in the divorce be considered for public release Thursday in open court. Here’s more from the Boston Globe:

The court on Wednesday rejected Stemberg’s request to close the hearing, siding with the Globe, which is seeking access to the impounded testimony of Romney, now the Republican nominee for president.

Stemberg’s ex-wife, Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, appeared in court on Wednesday and supported the release of Romney’s testimony. Robert G. Jones, an attorney for Romney, said the candidate has no position on whether his testimony should be unsealed.

Gloria Allred, an attorney for Sullivan Stemberg, produced two, inch-thick volumes of testimony Romney delivered during the divorce proceedings two decades ago.

  • Cindy Ballard

    Who cares, the man lies daily, if he were pinocchio it would take a forest to build his nose. People who support him don’t care about women, just money, in fact, they probably are high fiving him for it.

  • Whatever happened to “Contempt of Court”>>>>???? So the liar gets away with it again and again and again. Romney was lying then and doesn’t know how to stop lying. He claims Christ? Where?

    • BunnyOle

      Why don’t you ask super-liar Obama where Mohammed is?

      FYI, lying under oath is not contempt of court, its perjury.

      Why don’t you ask Obama about the federal grant money he received to go to college for free as a ‘citizen of Indonesia’? He applied for and obtained free college money reserved for people who are not citizens of the united states. So either he defrauded the U.S. Govt or he wasn’t a citizen. Either way he’s a sack of crap and a liar.

  • Your “sources” are wrong. She got a whopping settlement. She cashed in half of her shares before the company went public. So now she wants to blame Romney for that. If he actually lied, why are his attorney’s saying Romney won’t oppose lifting the gag order?????

    • What is your basis for comparison of a “whopping settlement?”

    • Dr. Lainey

      Because Romney has no standing in the divorce case.

  • I can’t believe this, folks. It has the smell of a smear job. I can’t stomach smears, even though I am not a Romney supporter and will be voting for the President.

  • lop2bwp

    It’s so sad. This is a bitter woman that has repeatedly tried to have her divorce settlement increased. She’s been to court numerous times and lost each time. After losing, she even tried to sue her attorney for malpractice. She lost that one too. I have no doubt that her ex is probably somewhat of an a-hole, but this woman is every man’s nightmare of an ex-wife.

    • This is not about the woman. It is about Romney lying under oath.Perjury is a crime in many jurisdictions. A person can commit perjury by lying under oath either verbally or in writing. Although the possible punishment for this crime can vary, under the laws of many countries, it is considered serious and therefore carries a possible prison sentence if a person is convicted.


    Consider the source…Allred’s always looking to smear someone…usually a man.

    • But she’s always accurate.

    • Actually Allred might be representing Maureen Sullivan Stemberg … but she is not “the source.” That would be whoever is talking with TMZ and The Boston Globe… which apparently the courts find credible. Soooo… yeah.

    • She is a lawyer, feminist, activist, and advocate for women. She has helped may women and if you think it is smearing a man so be it.

  • Won’t matter unless Romney is actually indicted. Half this country already hates women and don’t care that Mitt is a proven liar. Sad.

  • Perjury is a crime in many jurisdictions. A person can commit perjury by lying under oath either verbally or in writing. Although the possible punishment for this crime can vary, under the laws of many countries, it is considered serious and therefore carries a possible prison sentence if a person is convicted.

  • TheSharperWon

    Oh its just Gloria, give it a rest will you! Yawn!!!

  • Dr. Lainey

    Romney doesn’t know how to tell the truth, ever.

  • It was all business as usual until I read about the letter this guy sent his son. What a douche.

  • Whatever happened to logic..reason.20 years later.Is it when someone gives an opinion as to value..and the experts say that number mentioned is lower or higher than what Romney said……he is called a lier..I call it Intellectual Bankruptcy..u mean the experts for this case..representing this woman..could not look at the books..could not see the value of the company…give me a break…one day someone says..the future does not look bright for Stables.well guess what….Wall Street told that to Sam Walton every year…WalMart cannot grow anymore..lets face it…no way in hell can you call Romney a liar…roll the camera back….here you have court a judge. lawyers and financial experts…but no records to show or talk about.
    its quite obvious….so its like saying Oh Look There Is Nothing. I am laughing outloud..

  • BunnyOle

    Gloria Allred is a cunt.