It’s official! A judge ruled that the presidential candidate’s alleged false testimony during Maureen Sullivan Stemberg’s divorce trial, which left her broke and homeless, will be released to ‘The Boston Globe.’
Will Mitt Romney’s bid to become President of the United States be crippled once the candidate’s alleged false testimony from a friend’s divorce trial is released to The Boston Globe? Judge Jennifer Ulwick has ruled in favor of the Globe’s request to release the documents.
Mitt, 65, has been accused of lying in court by his best friend’s ex-wife, TMZ reports. Romney testified under oath during the 1987 divorce trial of his close friend Staples founder Tom Stemberg. Tom’s ex-wife Maureen Sullivan Stemberg now claims that Romney intentionally undervalued the worth of the company in order to prevent her from getting a fair financial settlement during in the divorce. Maureen now is being represented by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred.
An attorney for The Boston Globe was successful in convincing Judge Ulwick to release the sealed divorce documents. The documents are now expected to be released to the newspaper monemtarily and other media outlets will be allowed access as well. This is a big win for the paper and a potential giant headache for Mitt. However, Mitt’s attorney Robert Jones has said ” this is a decades old divorce case in which Mitt provided testimony as to the value of a company he has no objection to letting the public see that testimony.”
Allred also appeared with Maureen in the same Boston court today, Oct. 25, but the judge turned down her request to lift a previous gag order on Maureen because Allred had not submitted an official motion to the court. However Allred was thrilled that the divorce documents would be made public.
“It is in the public’s right to know what The Boston Globe is seeking. The public can draw their own conclusions from it,” Gloria said in court.
As a result of Mitt’s testimony, Maureen was left in financial ruin and lost her home, she has said. Meanwhile, Mitt and Tom cashed their stock out from Staples, just weeks later and made a small fortune — proving that there WAS value in the company.
This case gets even more heartbreaking, considering that Maureen suffers from MS and was stricken by cancer. Her ex-husband Tom Stemberg canceled her health insurance in the midst of her cancer treatments. Ironically, this happened as he was working as a chief health care adviser to Mitt, when he was the governor of Massachusetts. But that’s all he did. He also obtained custody of the couple’s son by alleging that Maureen had abused the child and then disowned the child after the divorce drama. Nice guy. Mitt — nice friends you have.
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