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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:59 AM

Romney/Allred: Romney Involvement:

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http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/10/mitt-romney-october-surprise-revealed-gloria-allred


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Gloria Allred's October surprise for Governor Mitt Romney involves allegations about a child custody matter that the Republican presidential hopeful testified about involving his very good friend, and former CEO of Staples, Tom Stemberg and his divorce form one of his two ex-wives, RadarOnline.com is reporting.



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"Governor Mitt Romney gave sworn testimony about his observations of Tom's role as a father to his four sons," a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com. Our source wouldn't provide any additional information because of Governor Romney's sworn declaration and gag order.


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"Ms. Allred's client feels that the public needs to know about Governor Mitt Romney's role in this very important case. Governor Romney is running for President of the United States and this goes to a very important character issues," the insider revealed. It's unclear if Governor Romney will have lawyers present at the hearing on Wednesday morning.

The emergency hearing will take place at the Norfolk Probate & Family Court in Canton, Massachusetts, and Justice Jennifer Ulwick will oversee the proceedings which will begin at 9 a.m. EST.


http://www.tmz.com/
Mitt Romney was heavily involved in the extremely messy divorce of one of his key supporters ... and the Boston Globe is going to court first thing Wednesday morning in an attempt to unseal the court file as well as lift a gag order ... TMZ has learned.

The divorce was between Staples co-founder Tom Stemberg and his first wife Maureen. We're told the divorce battle lasted for years and was extremely ugly.

Sources tell us Romney gave both a deposition in the divorce and testified in the trial. According to our sources, the Boston Globe got a tip that there was "juicy information about Romney" in the sealed documents.


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.


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Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 OP
cbdo2007 Oct 2012 #1
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #3
DrewFlorida Oct 2012 #8
renate Oct 2012 #20
LisaL Oct 2012 #14
Hog lover Oct 2012 #2
DHelix Oct 2012 #4
randome Oct 2012 #5
gateley Oct 2012 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #7
DrewFlorida Oct 2012 #9
gateley Oct 2012 #19
DrewFlorida Oct 2012 #23
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #24
randome Oct 2012 #25
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #26
DrewFlorida Oct 2012 #27
Inuca Oct 2012 #10
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #17
Inuca Oct 2012 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #13
tallahasseedem Oct 2012 #16
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #21
randome Oct 2012 #18
Lone_Star_Dem Oct 2012 #22
berni_mccoy Oct 2012 #12
LisaL Oct 2012 #15
HangOnKids Oct 2012 #29
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #28

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:05 AM

1. So it doesn't have to do with the Staples stock?? What could Mitt have said about "Tom's role as a

father." that's going to make us hate him as a candidate and people not vote for him? I'm getting a little leary of this story.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:09 AM

3. Think it has to do with his whole role business/personal, not just the testimony about the kids.

What I get out of it...is he probably stuck his nose in on matter - but with a business/money motivation being his first priority. Which is always his MO

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:32 AM

8. What if Mitt Said something regarding abortion or a wife's role in marriage?

He might have suggested she didn't deserve an equal split of marital assets because her role as a wife and mother was not as important as his role as a business man. Something of that nature would be an anchor around Romney's ankle for his hopes of gaining women's votes! There are many various things he could have said which would give the voting public a true view of the REAL Mitt Romney.

As we have seen in the past with the 47% video, when the real Mitt Romney speaks, it's usually disrespectful and insulting to many people.

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Response to DrewFlorida (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:09 AM

20. oh, that WOULD be sweet

Great thought!

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:55 AM

14. Just read tmz.

According to them, it is about the stock, among other things.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:06 AM

2. Is she representing the ex-wife?

She must be, because how else could she think that the record could contain damaging info about Romney. Also, I thought most testimony in open court was not actually transcribed unless someone asked for a transcript. I guess she would ask for a transcript if the testimony is unsealed.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:10 AM

4. ROMNEY: "I impregnated his wife and he still looked after my 6th son... Er... I mean his son!"

Just a thought...

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Response to DHelix (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:13 AM

5. Or maybe he testified to something that, for most people, would amount to child abuse.

But it was okay because his friend was a Mormon?

Or is this friend a Mormon? Anyone know?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:14 AM

6. These "people need to know about" exposť things usually are anticlimactic and impotent.

Especially someone testifying on behalf of a friend in family court. Can't imagine what could be damaging about that.

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Response to gateley (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:17 AM

7. You are right. But, it is interesting. Still think it will come down to Romney putting money first

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Response to gateley (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:37 AM

9. I think you're wrong, when "Real Mitt" speaks he usually insults and degrades lots of people.

I'm guessing he made comments which diminish, demean and devalue the role of a wife in marriage. If he did do that he would lose any gains he has made for women's votes, that would be devastating to his presidential hopes.

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Response to DrewFlorida (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:08 AM

19. I didn't even think of that possibility -- interesting. Well now I'm curious again. :-)

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Response to gateley (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:23 AM

23. Update! TMZ is reporting, Romney testified (lied) that Staples stock was virtually worthless.

He said it was a pipe dream, leading to the wife getting very little money in the settlement.

That's a blockbuster lie!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Reply #23)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:25 AM

24. right...and they cashed in weeks after divorce final

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:26 AM

25. Yes, but how many weeks?

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Response to randome (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:31 AM

26. good question....supposedly the divorce took a very long time

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:32 AM

27. Yes, I think I read that the divorce took 4 years.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:39 AM

10. David Corn sugegstion

@DavidCornDC

Follow @dbernstein for live-tweets re Romney's possible #stapled problem, re his testimony in divorce case involving Staples founder.

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Response to Inuca (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:00 AM

17. Divorce records impounded same year Romney runs for Senate.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:44 AM

11. I hate myslef for not being able to ignore this

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Response to Inuca (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:54 AM

13. WOW

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."

Maureen lost her home in the process and struggled financially.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/24/mitt-romney-tom-stemberg-staples-lied-perjury-divorce-case-maureen/#ixzz2AEE8BGNR

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:59 AM

16. Holy shit!

I might have to find me some popcorn for me here at work!

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Response to tallahasseedem (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:09 AM

21. LOL. Knew it would all come down to following the money with Romney. Follow

hashtag #stapled too, if you can get away with it.

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Response to Inuca (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:04 AM

18. Don't hate yourself.

This is starting to sound truly despicable and completely relevant to Romney's candidacy.

He lied under oath and he made a bundle of money because of it.

This is why Romney essentially gave up during the last debate.

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Response to Inuca (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:12 AM

22. Join the club. I feel the same way about myself.

At first I thought this was just something for us to chat about. Now I'm realizing just how despicable Romney really is, and how horrible this act was. Not that I thought he was decent before, but this is a whole new level of vile.

The more I'm seeing the more I keep going back to look for more.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:47 AM

12. Maybe Romney Had an Affair with Stemberg?

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Response to berni_mccoy (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:56 AM

15. No.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:48 AM

29. Why?

Do you know the families involved? If not then you are speculating as much as berni is.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:35 AM

28. hearing delayed one day - starts tomorrow at 9a

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