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Mitt Romney Accused Of Lying On The Witness Stand For Founder Of Staples

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As if those 47% comments weren't bad enough, now Mitt Romney is being accused of LYING under oath to protect the founder of Staples' money!

Back in the 90s, Tom Stemberg went through a bitter divorce battle with Maureen Stemberg Sullivan and the since Bain Capital was an early investor in the office supply company, Romney took the stand to speak about its value.

The Boston Globe, along with Gloria Allred who's reppin' Mz. Sullivan, are going to court to unseal his testimony, because the two parties believe he lied about the worth of the company and want the rest of the American public to know.

The Republican presidential candidate's lawyer has said his client has "no objection to letting the public see that testimony," which led us to assume there is nothing relevant to rediscover. The ex-wife of a close Romney advisor, however, thinks differently!

Sadi Ranson, who also helped Sullivan tell her side of the story in a book, says she has SEEN the transcripts and Mittens flat out lies about the worth of Staples to screw his buddy's ex out of money.

She recalls that when a judge asked the Bain Capital investor if Stemberg's business venture had any value, he basically said no and called it a "dream," as if it had no future.

Weeks later, Ranson adds, he took Staples' stock to Goldman Sachs "and made millions of dollars with Tom Stemberg."

It's hard to say if her claims are true until the testimony is unsealed and documents are made available for review. It's also hard to say if these allegations will hurt his campaign.

The guy has already flip-flopped on a ton of issues, while making too many gaffes and blunders to count, but his popularity amongst voters has only grown. Since America seems to have a really short attention span, maybe we'll forget about this scandal in a week too.

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87 comments to “Mitt Romney Accused Of Lying On The Witness Stand For Founder Of Staples”

  1. thebigboot says – reply to this


    And there you go! Like this isn't a publicity stunt? All you seem to do is post slams against Romney and put Barrack "Romney is a bullshitter" Obama on a pedestal.

  2. thebigboot says – reply to this


    And why is it flip flopping when Romney says it but when Obama flip flops it's called changing his stance?

  3. 3

    I hope they put that anti-women sicko in jail where he belongs.

  4. Ray says – reply to this


    What a croc, if he made millions weeks later her attorneys would have filed immediately!

  5. Heh says – reply to this


    Is this any different than when he lies and contradicts himself on video every single day?

  6. thebigboot says – reply to this


    Re: Ray – Timing is everything, plus you can't help but laugh at Gloria being behind this.

  7. 7

    I think most people already made up their minds. Digging up stuff now won't make much of a difference. I'm still voting for Obama dispite Trumps foolish attemps and I know this won't change Romney supporters mind. Let's just move forward and get this over with. Gloria and Donald, sit down.

  8. buck says – reply to this


    Hey Hilton, the bigger story just might be that obama lied to the American people and covered up the Libya attack on our embassy that killed Americans, all for his political gain. Just 12 more days everyone, hang in there!

  9. 9

    "Accused of lying" and "he's a liar" are two different things. If I accuse you of lying, are you a liar too?

  10. 10

    Re: trinigirl123 – I agree. Not much matters anymore. The country is so divided that it would take more than this to make a difference.

  11. 11

    He didn't oppose releasing the testimony. What was in question was the position of an owner in Staples when he was divorced and the value of stock. Romney argued on the stand that the stock was overvalued, and so liquidating it would not create the $ the wife wanted in the divorce. The accusation is it's not true. But knowing what stock would be valued at if you liquidate a bunch of it is a guess.. no one knows, so it's not really possible to "lie", and his assessment of Staples at that point as a break-even company was, by every analysis also correct.

    This seems like a stupid debate of Gotcha politics. Oppose Romney because of his politics if that's as you believe, support him if that's what you believe, but arguing over a financial assessment of stock value post liquidation in a divorce battle is pretty stupid.

  12. Sandwich Technician Re says – reply to this


    17 of 24 people on Romney’s foreign policy team are from the Bush administration. That’s all America needs to know ..and what is going to happen…WAR again …with Iran !!!!!

    ROMNEY—> BUSH—–> WAR MONGER !!!!!! :(

  13. Kireetiz Gudipati says – reply to this


    One word…Obama is a sincere man…Romney is confused, desperate to be President & all over the place….I hate the republican rednecks!

  14. RIP Mitten says – reply to this


    -3000 Americans died under Bush in America (not counting Iraq & Afganistan)

    -4 Americans died under Obama…

  15. ......Gina...... says – reply to this


    Republicans..they are all hairy assholes..full of shit!

  16. 16

    Obama tried to misled the entire country about Libya suggesting as much as a week after they had credible intelligence that some dumb video or protest was to blame. Libya's leader came out and said they knew it was a terrorist attack. So, if in fact Romney did lie, which I seriously doubt because why would he jeopardize his career, then what is worse. Would you rather be lied to about a divorce or American's getting killed by terrorists?

  17. HERA says – reply to this


    I'm so fkg tired of this fkg douche moron mitty. Too fkg greedy and I can just read the lies as it falls from his mouth. He will never be president to me, even if he wins which I'm sure he is Not. It's really sad that the American people still cannot see what this guy is, but ehhh.. not important, he had on affect on me now and he will never affect my life in any way shape or form… i won't and refuse to tolerate him…..

  18. Mitt Romdick says – reply to this


    Please re-elect a President who can at least read a map and history book not someone who is sitting in his office accumulating wealth for the Big Fish in Texas! :D

  19. Fixed! says – reply to this


    Mitt Romney Wants To End Hospital Visitation Rights For Same-Sex Couples…and takes American to the 60s and let their stupid wives pop out babies in the………… barn!

  20. kitkat says – reply to this


    Re: Mitt Romdick – i know! at least romney knows that there are only 50 states, and obama thought there were 57 states!gosh, when will obama learn how to read a freaking map??? and now obama is sitting and counting all of the millions he raised for his campaign from his rich friends like celebrities and business owners.

  21. Sarah Kuntoria says – reply to this



  22. thebigboot says – reply to this


    Re: Mitt Romdick – Obama can read a map? What a joke!

    "When I meet with world leaders, what's striking — whether it's in Europe or here in Asia…" -mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011

    "I'm here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis." –speaking via satellite to the Democratic National Convention, while in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2008

    "I've now been in 57 states — I think one left to go." –at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon

  23. Lily Gaga says – reply to this


    Re: kitkat

    Dear conservatives, that sinking feeling you feel in your gut right now? It’s legit. Live well..

    Obama- 2nd term, for sure! Yeah, baby…

  24. 24

    Re: buck – Moron. American. The same. You should all hide.

  25. Kbye says – reply to this


    17 trillion dollar in debts…thanks to those asshat Republican. Never again…!!!!!! :(

  26. Message 2 Romney says – reply to this


    *****Who love you babeyyyyyhhhhh******

  27. Condomleeza Rice says – reply to this


    No, you Republican should grow (some brains) up. Btw, can you see Iran or Russia from your house?


  28. Red Indian says – reply to this


    that's the real problem with anti-abortion law supported by the Conservatives. They are so stupid and the sad news is..they are all allowed to breed. Now they are supported Romney. The Conservatives should allow for abortions. Too many rednecks polluting USA.Such a waste of time, money and land.

  29. 29

    Re: kitkat – You know he never said that, moron.

  30. 30

    democrats must be so desperate. a divorce case from 30 years ago. really

  31. 31

    Gloria Allred was denied records in MA. Go suck it, Gloria.

  32. Obama says – reply to this


    Re: overthere

    Live well, moron!

  33. clapx3 says – reply to this


  34. 34

    Gloria, how about working on unsealing Obozo's records, who is the most transparent preezie ever?

  35. 35

    Obozo, still too busy to meet with Israel, but makes time for Kunts-R-Us like, Gloria Allred two weeks ago for this smear roll out.
    If you "can't change Washington DC from the inside", why would Barack want to be reelected?
    Other than the Obamaroids, why would you vote for someone that declares he can't help you?

  36. con says – reply to this


    Like this is surprising. Cons think that he won the first debate even though his pants should have technically been ashes.

  37. 37

    Perez you are so full of crap it's not even funny. On top of that, you're desperate. Our dear ruler has been lying out his ass at every debate…even liberal fact checkers admit he's been lying. Lib-lover David Letterman was on tv last night and he was moaning about Obama lying about Romney wanting to take the auto industry down. Letterman said, "You expect your president to tell you the truth." Ya think? And on top of that, the entire Benghazi debacle that O-vomit tried to blame on a youtube video when he knew within 2 hours that it was a terrorist attack. DUH!!! What a liberal homer you are!

  38. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: luvs2hustle – He's *accused* of lying on the stand under oath to protect another's cash. You should wait and see what comes out, as that's pretty serious. Let's hope the
    almighty isn't green and made of paper.

  39. 39

    What's the big deal? Bill Clinton taught us that perjury is OK.

  40. 40

    Transcripts were released to the Boston Globe, but Allred’s client has to keep her yap shut.
    Lose, lose…much ado about nothing.

  41. buck says – reply to this


    In reading these liberal "arguments" its no wonder obama will get a built in 47% of vote…these liberals are very ignorant people.

  42. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: VinnyD – Going after someone's private personal life in some witch hunt somehow isn't the same as this in my mind. The whole place needs a giant cleaning.

  43. InformedAndProud says – reply to this


    Desperate attempt to tarnish a good man's reputation. Skeezy Chicago politics at its finest… Romney has not hid his taxes, his history, his past, his upbringing, and he even gave the OK to release these court transcripts. Obama hasn't released anything.. probably not even a bowel movement since he has become president because he is so full of shit. America has been awaiting change and hope and finally we can elect a president who is capable of doing that. Obama himself said to Matt Lauer that if the economy isn't fixed by the end of his first term, then he would not and should not be re-elected… Let's help Obama fulfill his promise and get him OUT OF HERE!

  44. InformedAndProud says – reply to this


    Re: buck – Amen… Too many Obamazombies who have probably never read a full news article in their life…

  45. 45

    Re: @v@ – -
    This is all chickenshit diversion while Obummer and Hillary try to save their asses before the election.
    Mitt Romney lying? Yeah, he drank a cup of coffee yesterday too.
    You need to get off your knees and wipe your chin, girl.

  46. amanda says – reply to this


    From what I heard, the court has said they can be unsealed and now Allred is trying to get a gagging order lifted

  47. Romney Mitt says – reply to this


    I like a big black dildo up my ass…..ohh…uhhhh….la la

  48. Forward says – reply to this


    Re: luvs2hustle

    live well moron, please pop put more babies. Kbye.

  49. 49

    So when this rumor is proven WRONG, will you be printing THAT in another huge post? I know I'm being silly even thinking about it, but know you will ignore the TRUTH like you always do.

  50. 50

    You ignore nobammy's lying a month ago 4 years ago and all poiunts in between, but want to bitch aBOUT an unfounded RUMOR from something that did not happen 20 years ago. What a fucking nobammy apologist you are.

  51. Pro Mitten The Slutten says – reply to this


    Stupid Things Mitten Says

    “It’s not the language I would have used” – This doesn’t sound stupid at first glance…but let us look at the context here. When asked by reporters what he thought about Rush Limbaugh’s offensive comments about the college student who spoke on Capital Hill about birth control, this is all he said. He did not say that Rush shouldn’t have called her a ****, or even that Rush is just an overbearing entertainer. No, all he said was that he wouldn’t have used the same language. Rush was right, but maybe he was too mean about it.

    “I’m not concerned about the very poor, there is a safety net there” – Yes, I’m sure the very poor are thankful for their gang-ridden section 8 housing and the horrible schools in their neighborhoods. That little safety net is doing a lot to keep the streets safer for their children, to get healthy foods into those neighborhoods, and to ensure that the poor stay poor. In addition, he says he isn’t worried about it, but most Republicans want to cut these safety net programs, blaming them for all of the nation’s budget problems when only about 2% of the total budget goes to these programs.

    “I like being able to fire people” – Really? Who is this heartless cow ?

  52. MP says – reply to this


    Lied ??? You're a complete joke I don't even read this website but why don't you look at the record. This president you support who I supported at first has been nothing but one of the biggest mistakes since Bush. But buddy what about the fact that this president with held information and tried to cover up the fact that a terrioest attack led to the death of one of our ambossiditors like seriously do people and news stations he and his adminastrion claimed that a YouTube video was responsible when he knew within 24 hours that it was a terrorist attack where not talking about a divorce 2 decades ago this happened just months ago. You make me sick to be an American that media takes such a one sided view

  53. Uncle Sam's Counsin says – reply to this


    Trying to figure out how a Ponzi scheme is different than the Republican Party. Hmnnnn!

  54. 54

    Re: Kbye – Um pardon me for injecting the truth here. when nobammy took office the # was 10trillion, nobammy PROMISED to reduce the deficit by 50%, and if he didn't he should be a one term president. So instead of ANY reduction he actually INCREASED IT BY 60% or 6 trillion dollars. so in three words ,,, truth,,read,,it.

  55. 55

    Re: overthere – thats funny, i must have been watching the bullsith station when I SAW it. you constantly accuse PERVez of makinbg shit up, and you are doing the same. taking lessons from joseph goebbels have you ????

  56. Mitten The Glutten says – reply to this


    Re: Mitt Romdick

    Mitten failed in Geography. Bush cant hardly read ..or talk. No wonder USA gets sold to China !!!! Thanks but no thanks. The world is laughing at them…. :(

  57. I JUST CANT.. LMFAO says – reply to this




  58. boston61 says – reply to this


    It would be news if Romney DID NOT lie about something. He is a born sociopath. Hated in his home state of MA. All the Bush idiots will vote for this America hater.

  59. LOLGOP says – reply to this


    If Republicans don't want to worry about the very poor, they should quit making so many of them.

  60. YOLO says – reply to this


    Re: boston61

    just like Bush lied about WMD…this guy will lie to Americans people that her wife can produce light from her ass…just wait n see…


  61. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: luvs2hustle – I'll save you from that two party paradigm. The only clean guy in the race, Paul was blocked from getting press bytes. Have a listen to Gary Johnson. Anything doesn't go just because you're running for president. ON either side.

  62. Nancy says – reply to this


    Yanno, since you posted this Mario, and since you have dedicated your new life to being nicer, dont you think it would only to be fitting to post the follow up to this story? Just to be fair?

  63. RealityCheck says – reply to this


    Maybe you should update this Perez with the Governor's testimony—which proves that he didn't lie and that Gloria Allred is an awful attorney in bed with the President.

  64. Jackie says – reply to this


    Re: Kireetiz Gudipati

    Wow how ignorant are you? Republican Rednecks? Wow wow wow.

  65. LiberalsMakeMeSick says – reply to this


    Really Perez? OBAMA LIED and is covering up to save his ass with the MURDER of 4 Americans in Libya and is still lying and the media is not covering it and YOU are reporting about some side show Glorida Alred created?

    SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. LiberalsMakeMeSick says – reply to this


    Re: @v@ – Are you getting paid to post stupid comments like you just posted?

    You are really concerned about some divorce case 30 yrs and NOT CONCERNED that your MALADROIT president is LYING and covering that 4 AMERICANS were MURDERED on Sept 11th had asked and begged for more security and he denied it. They were getting murdered and he went to bed and then jetted off to Vegas in the AM for a fundraiser?

    You have to be a child to make such a stupid comment. Go to bed. You have school in the AM.

  67. Brandt Hardin says – reply to this


    If lying is a sin then Mitt Romney’s Magic Mormon Underpants are on FIRE! How can any intelligent American vote for a man clouded in secrecy who habitually bends the truth? Income inequality is endangering the Middle Class and making paupers of us all who don’t have those millions upon millions of dollars. Read more about the role of Romney’s riches in this election and the power of his sacred undergarments at The working class of our country can’t AFFORD to allow this election to be bought and sold!

  68. The Matrix says – reply to this


    BO has made the US into a nation looking for a free handout. Hope you enjoy your free "rubbers".

  69. 69

    hey PUSSBUCKET, You LIED about about Romney. The seal has been opened on that divorce case. Romney DID NOT LIE! Where is your retraction?? Where is the bold post that says YOU posted FALSE information, and made false accusations. Even you have to admit that nobammy lied about the murders in benghazi, yetr you say NOTHING about that LIE, and for some reason a divorce case more than 20 years ago, causes you to get your pantys in a bunch. All of you fucking liberal media people make me want to puke!

  70. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: LiberalsMakeMeSick – You're off topic. I try to focus on the issue being discussed. As for that OTHER topic, everyone should be concerned. Your confrontational wtf approach needs work.

  71. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: @v@ – Thank you @v@, I also was really hoping for Ron Paul, but since he did not make it (think he might be running as an independent) I voted for Romney, Obama fooled me once, learned my lesson.

  72. 72

    LIAR! YOU Perez are a LIAR! He was NOT accused of lying. And, this is supposed to be a Hollywood gossip blog you f*CKING CU*T! And, for your information, that pig-whore Allred was just trying to drum up publicity. Next time, stick to what you know Perez…being a f*cking worthless a*shole.

  73. 73

    Re: RIP Mitten
    You stupid F*ck, what a dumb comment…so stupid that I have to say, you must be the dumbest, most ignorant as*sholes on here. What a truly dumb commnent…you really are a stupid f*ck

  74. 74

    Re: ……Gina……
    And what are you filled with ya camel-toed ugly b*tch?

  75. 75

    Re: HERA
    Bitch, what the f*ck are you babbling about?

  76. 76

    Re: Mitt Romdick
    So you want George W. Bush re-elected? Cuz oBUMa probably can't read. He's a dumb F*ck…like you.

  77. 77

    Re: Brandt Hardin
    "If lying is a sin then Mitt Romney’s Magic Mormon Underpants are on FIRE! How can any intelligent American vote for a man clouded in secrecy who habitually bends the truth? "

    ^ You're so right! That is why I'm NOT voting for Obama! Glad you're not either. Moron.

  78. WillowWynde says – reply to this


    This website just makes me laugh now. First of all, taking political advice from a celebrity makes you a moron. Especially since most (if not all) could never even comprehend all the issues on the table. Also, the media bias is hurting this election in so many ways that it’s sickening. On another note, could someone tell me when did it become cool to do nothing and feel entitled to everything? I just don’t understand that mentality. I also have to chuckle at those bad-mouthing Romney by calling him a liar and trying to use their personal opinion as legitimate proof. However, interestingly enough, those that criticize Obama almost always have legitimate proof to back up their argument. Personally, I’m just looking forward to this all being over with and not being inundated by ignorant people with a comprehension level of a 3rd grader trying to join in adult conversations.

  79. redfresno says – reply to this


    Reporting on a 25 year old divorce is a story but you are not the least bit interested in why Obama has not released is college transcript. Gay rights trumps ouir economy, our safety , our jobs, and or history in your mind. One trick shallow individual

  80. Kbye says – reply to this


    I live in eastern Maine, where beautiful old homes sit next to once beautiful old mansions that were chopped up inside and filled with apartments. The poorest part of the state is the most Republican.

  81. 81

    Seriously? A story from the 90's from a disgruntled EX-wife? Really? This is what the media is pushing on the public now? How low are you? I guess it doesn't bother you that Obama has LIED to the American people about Americans being KILLED in Libya and the Mexican border. That's OK, is it? Sorry, I think KILLING Americans trumps some bullshit from an ex-wife any day.

  82. 82

    It's annoying to see this biased media coverage when your from Europe and interested in the US elections. We get it, you're gay and want your gay marriage. My brother lives in Philly and is also gay. He doesn't really care about this topic because his job is so badly paid he couldn't even afford that gay marriage you're talking about…

    Also what's the point with all these celbrities supporting this or that president/party. Are people really gonna vote for Obama cause Eva Longoria is their favorite actress or Romney because they love Clint Eastwoods films? I find that rather non-serious…

    I think you should be more neutral with that topic tbh.

  83. alpo says – reply to this


    Mario my neighbors dog is horney. Do him a cavorted and blow him. We know you're good at this seeing you mastered the trick as a kid on your mothers dog and service Teddy nightly.

  84. Absurd says – reply to this


    47% people parasytes living from rich's taxes? And how much is Romney taxed 14%. Shame, that would rule out vote coming from any poor person, if there was less ignorance. How comes Romney is risking to catch Obama in the polls? Just because he won only one debate?
    I dunno about Obama supposed lying about americans killed and frankly i don't care about romney supposed lies about his marriage, obviously, if obama's lies about it were true, those would be worse, but I dunno how he eventually lied about that. Politics is a lobby reunion anyhow and I'm disgusted by it.
    bottom line, at worst Obama didn't maintain his promises, I fear Romney would maintain his, instead.
    “I’m not concerned about the very poor, there is a safety net there” lol really?
    Ok I don't believe in a nanny state, but isn't a old aunty state better?

  85. Southern Patriot says – reply to this


    if you want to talk about "short attention span" why doesn't America remember that Obama said that unemployment would never go above 8%. It has been there for 43 MONTHS. Or that he promised to cut the deficit? he has made it BIGGER. or that he would close Gitmo? Still open for business. This election should not even be CLOSE. How many folks will vote for Obamie just becasue he IS black. That is racist too.

  86. sanityisrare says – reply to this


    Accused by whom??? Gloria Allred? HA HA HA

  87. sanityisrare says – reply to this


    Re: ……Gina…… – Don't believe Bush Administration watched them die in real time and held back help that was requested …then continues to lie about it to this day….Obama lied…people died…