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Wealthy CEO torments ex-wife (Staples founderís ex-wife: Iíll be out on the street)
PurseLog ^ | Sept 3 2006

Posted on 10/23/2012 9:37:05 PM PDT by Perdogg

Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, ex-wife of Staples founder, sits in her $5,200 a month, 14th-floor, concierge-at-the-door, elegantly furnished Back Bay apartment and tells you she’s broke. She can’t work. She can’t afford a car, her medications, her rent, even the family springer spaniel, J.J., who she just gave away.

She produces doctors notes detailing medical woes: possible lupus, bouts of pneumonia requiring hospitalizations, a history of cancer, petit mal seizures, plus recommendations for thrice weekly psychotherapy and psychiatry. She says her insurance won’t cover mental health care.

“I’m going to be out on the street,” says Sullivan Stemberg, a tiny, 50-ish woman who alternates between an overanxious recitation of worries, and tears. “I’ve had a change of circumstances.”

(Excerpt) Read more at forum.purseblog.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bain; baincapital; divorce; gossip; romney; staples
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1 posted on 10/23/2012 9:37:10 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Snuph

ping


2 posted on 10/23/2012 9:39:17 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Perdogg

She got 4 million in the divorce settlement and blew it on lawyers trying to get more. Sorry. No sympathy.


3 posted on 10/23/2012 9:40:44 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Perdogg

Its hard to sympathize when she’s still in that expensive apartment.


4 posted on 10/23/2012 9:40:54 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Yep I doubt this pity party of this woman is gonna fly..remember..leftists hate rich people..they are going to look at this woman, see all of her riches and not feel a bit of sympathy for her..this whole story is going to blow up in Allred’s nasty ass face


5 posted on 10/23/2012 9:42:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Perdogg

THIS has been going on for 20 years!!!!?????


6 posted on 10/23/2012 9:42:21 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Perdogg

She’s Allred’s type alright.


7 posted on 10/23/2012 9:42:58 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Perdogg

“Soon after their 1987 divorce, Sullivan Stemberg was worth $5 million, but she spent $4 million contesting her settlement and defending a defamation suit brought by Stemberg and his second wife”

And the divorce was 20 years ago.


8 posted on 10/23/2012 9:43:26 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Perdogg
I suggest a crackwhore apprenticeship.
9 posted on 10/23/2012 9:43:50 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Perdogg

But she must be entitled to free birth control.


10 posted on 10/23/2012 9:43:58 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: Perdogg

2006 story of a 20 year old divorce settlement-— don’t see how this affects Mitt Romney in any way.


11 posted on 10/23/2012 9:45:09 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: goodnesswins
THIS has been going on for 20 years!!!!?????

Looks like a quarter century, actually.

12 posted on 10/23/2012 9:45:41 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Perdogg

It’s about trying to do a Jack Ryan against Romney.

For those not familiar with Ryan:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_%28politician%29

Sleazy Obama politics.


13 posted on 10/23/2012 9:45:57 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Perdogg

I think she is a Huffington Post Writer.


14 posted on 10/23/2012 9:46:33 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: SIDENET

Oh, damn. Just saw that this was from 2006.


15 posted on 10/23/2012 9:46:47 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Perdogg

Wow a 1-percenter with a 99-percenter attitude. She should start an “Occupy Fifth-Avenue” event.


16 posted on 10/23/2012 9:46:47 PM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha (DC is like a car full of clowns off their meds.)
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To: Brandonmark

ding ding!!


17 posted on 10/23/2012 9:46:57 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Perdogg

First no half way honest judge would grant the motion.

Second, Romney has already spoken on this to some extent. If he had something to fear he would have not been open on it.

Third this is about money and politics period.

Here is ACE’s post on the subject and what he is hearing about what Trump has.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/334184.php


18 posted on 10/23/2012 9:47:06 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Brandonmark

Only thing they have is that he may have misled on Staples value; but, then again, with such an unsympathetic heroine, I don’t really think people will care.


19 posted on 10/23/2012 9:47:20 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: mass55th

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


20 posted on 10/23/2012 9:47:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Broke Huff Po writer tries to sling mud. Desperation time.


21 posted on 10/23/2012 9:47:50 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Perdogg

Axelrod’s (and anyone that doesn’t think that he is behind this doesn’t know his history) and Allred’s idea, presumably, is to tap into the anger of any divorced woman that feels like she got screwed by “the system”. I would think Obama would already have the market cornered on the angry female vote, but perhaps not . . . .


22 posted on 10/23/2012 9:48:37 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Perdogg
She produces doctors notes detailing medical woes: possible lupus, bouts of pneumonia requiring hospitalizations, a history of cancer, petit mal seizures, plus recommendations for thrice weekly psychotherapy and psychiatry. She says her insurance won’t cover mental health care.

She still has time to go on 0bammyCare before the death panels get to her.

23 posted on 10/23/2012 9:49:17 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Perdogg
Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, ex-wife of Staples founder, sits in her $5,200 a month, 14th-floor, concierge-at-the-door, elegantly furnished Back Bay apartment and tells you she’s broke. She can’t work. She can’t afford a car, her medications, her rent, even the family springer spaniel, J.J., who she just gave away.

My definition of white trash: There's always a story and it often involves a "vehicle".

24 posted on 10/23/2012 9:50:11 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Yup, that’s not going to get sympathy from anyone. Man, pissing 4 million away on lawyers. She could have found some inveestment that could have made 10% a year safely. Greed. Unabashed greed gets you from 4 million to broke.

Lawyers are happy, though.


25 posted on 10/23/2012 9:52:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: chopperman
She blew $4 mil of her $5 mil settlement dragging him into court. $4 million is a lot of lawyers fees.

Unless Romney touched her I don't see what the issue is other than his business partner can't keep the same wife. She sounds pretty unbalanced to me.

26 posted on 10/23/2012 9:53:46 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Secret Agent Man

some details of testimony here

http://tantmieux.squarespace.com/cyrano-tant-mieux-articles-old/2008/2/5/a-fish-out-of-water-mitt-romney-the-wanna-be-president.html


27 posted on 10/23/2012 9:54:21 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Perdogg

That was written 6 years ago. Is she homeless today?


28 posted on 10/23/2012 9:55:35 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Perdogg

If this was such an important case for “women everywhere”, which she’ll stress, I’m sure, media whore Allred would have taken the case years ago. She sought this woman out at the last minute to try and screw Romney. It won’t work. People hate Allred and know her motives. She’s scum, pure scum.


29 posted on 10/23/2012 9:55:44 PM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: Secret Agent Man

And so are so the Obamoids - what on earth does Romney have to do with it?

They’re desperate and desperate people do stupid things. This is not at all like the Bush DUI scandal in 2000 that nearly cost him the election.


30 posted on 10/23/2012 9:55:58 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Perdogg

She is on pinterest
http://pinterest.com/maureen_stember/?d

Maureen Sullivan Stemberg
For the past 20+years I have own and operated design firms in both Boston and Palm Beach. During that time I was also the editor for design & fashion for Palm Beach Illustrated. Some of my projects .


31 posted on 10/23/2012 10:00:08 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: jennychase

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/10/prweb1536704.htm


32 posted on 10/23/2012 10:01:24 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: GunningForTheBuddha

Bingo.


33 posted on 10/23/2012 10:01:34 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Perdogg

Maureen says “everybody gots obamaphone.”


34 posted on 10/23/2012 10:01:47 PM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Perdogg

sheesh this is a tough audience.

Listen, this guy, probably a huge narcissist, likely left her a complete mess after he was done gettign his narcissistic supply and moved on to his next victim. You can tell by his total lack of empathy or relationship with his own flesh and blood son.

God hates divorce and this ignorant “get over it, move on with your life” doesn’t show any intelligence when her marriage, the place where she and her children were supposed to be loved unconditionally turned out to be a house of horrors.


35 posted on 10/23/2012 10:03:48 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: jennychase

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/10/prweb1536704.htm

The Maureen Sullivan Stemberg Story: A Portrait in Courage
DRAGON-LION MEDIA’s Edmund Druilhet has just announced the production of “The Maureen Sullivan Stemberg Story: A Portrait In Courage”, a documentary detailing the life of Boston native Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, the former and first wife of Staples founder, Tom Stemberg, who served as CEO and drove the company through its growth from infancy to what is now a worldwide superstore based on the idea of a home-office. Maureen Sullivan Stemberg ran her own very successful interior design business from just such a home-office. This is such a timely story the truth is coming out about corporate greed at its best and its worst.


36 posted on 10/23/2012 10:04:21 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: Perdogg

She sounds like a 1 percenter to me. I guess that’s why the commie ‘RATS love her.


37 posted on 10/23/2012 10:04:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (¬ďBig Bird, Binders, Horses and Bayonets!¬Ē Sorry that¬ís all we¬íve got! - the DNC)
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To: rolling_stone

Says she designed penthouses at Trump Plaza among other projects?


38 posted on 10/23/2012 10:05:17 PM PDT by pnz1
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To: Perdogg

Obama must really be steamed after that last debate because Romney’s part in the Stegman divorce info has been hashed and rehashed time and again on the internet. All this info seems pretty lame to me given it was and continued to be an extremely bitter divorce. Lots of “he said” and “she said.” I hope this isn’t going to be a sleazy attempt to put some kind of face on the alleged “War on Women.” Then again, it is the Obama campaign and Gloria Allred.
The former Mrs. Stemberg “who claims no health insurance due to what she claims are extensive medical conditions” lives in a $5,600 per month abode and had a generous (by my poor standards) settlement.

Romney testified at the time and rumor has it that he told the court that Stemberg’s Staples stock was over-valued in the court records. This was sometime in 1988. Of course in the Spring of 1989, the stock went public and Mrs. Stemberg had sold off half of her stock before then.

I don’t know when Romney was working with Wall Street to take the stock public, but, the Dems may be trying to say that Romney devalued what was the couple’s primary asset in a state that is 50/50 in divorce cases. In my opinion, Romney’s involvement in Staples was due to Stegman’s excellent sales skills and not any earth shattering financial data at the time.

But then, that’s what I want in a President is someone who can look at economical possibilities and see the possibilities.

There was also some story out there at one time that the Stegman son had approached Romney to help his mother. Stegman and his son were not on excellent terms after the divorce. I don’t see how that involves Romney.

I didn’t quote any links to this info because it has been all over the internet for a long time. You can find it easily on the internet. If this is it, what a desperation shot it is and the Rats must really be shaking in their shoes a couple of weeks prior to the election.


39 posted on 10/23/2012 10:06:07 PM PDT by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: Perdogg

Ah geez I’m all busted up for this whatever.

Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention in such a timely fashion, Mizz Allbitch, now get the **** out of my sight before I throw up my dinner.


40 posted on 10/23/2012 10:08:50 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Perdogg

So is the radical left commiserating with millionaires and billionaires?


41 posted on 10/23/2012 10:12:02 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Perdogg


42 posted on 10/23/2012 10:18:23 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Perdogg

Was worth $5 mil and spent $4 trying for more and in a defamation suit? Lives in a $5200 a month apt?

Can’t feel sorry for her. Maybe she should move to a $700 per month apt. like many people live in. Maybe she should try living like any of the many people that have lost their jobs instead of like a rich bi***.


43 posted on 10/23/2012 10:23:17 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: jennychase

If she’s such a talented, um, designer why can’t she support herself and not have to keep gold digging her ex?


44 posted on 10/23/2012 10:25:46 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Perdogg

http://www.boston.com/yourlife/relationships/articles/2005/11/13/ladies_man/?page=full

Of course, if his style always translated to money in the bank for his female clients, only their fat-cat husbands would complain. But that’s not always the case. Take Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, the ex-wife of Staples founder Tom Stemberg. They divorced in 1987, and, in the settlement, she received nearly 500,000 shares of Staples stock, reportedly valued at $2.25 per share. Problem was, Staples went public two years later - at $19 per share - after she had unloaded nearly half her stock. She hired Inker to get her what she thought she deserved. The divorce grew into a decade-long mess, breathlessly retold on the front page of The Wall Street Journal in 1997. “I hired Monroe because he was supposed to be the best,” Maureen Stemberg says now. “They had Tom and I go after each other, and it was like, sit back and watch the money roll in.” She says she only met with Inker three times, despite the $3 million she estimates she paid his firm. Inker says his colleague handled the case. Maureen Stemberg says Inker’s female clients are vulnerable. “He meets with them. He says, `Oh, you poor thing, your poor kids. Oh, my God,’ and he doesn’t even know their name. . . . He calls me the Staples lady,” she says, then adds her experience with Inker’s firm was atypical of her dealings with lawyers. After losing her case in 1994, she sued Inker and his colleagues for malpractice, a case that was eventually dismissed.


45 posted on 10/23/2012 10:25:53 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: JohnBrowdie
tap into the anger of any divorced woman that feels like she got screwed by “the system”.

Anyone who has been divorced has been screwed by "the system". The lawyers and judges are the ones who get money out of their system. The judges (don't forget that they are lawyers too) get their kickbacks by letting things drag on and on so the lawyers can bleed both side dry.

46 posted on 10/23/2012 10:26:08 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: rolling_stone

Nice hit piece...one little bitty problem though.

All this information is locked away and sitting under a gag order. How does this author or any other person, but the parties involved, know what Romney said under oath?

hmmmmmm....ex-wife may lose her last million


47 posted on 10/23/2012 10:30:02 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Perdogg

IOW, if this is all Obama/Allred have left, then they know they’re really up SC without a paddle.


48 posted on 10/23/2012 10:31:32 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Perdogg

The girls at the purse blog seem to agree that this broad is still trying to milk the EX for more while she sits in her $5700 apt crying about being broke. She could qualify for one of Obama’s welfare programs pretty soon if she can’t get the EX to fork over some hush money.

Welcome to the real world, wench.


49 posted on 10/23/2012 10:36:20 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: OCCASparky

Well... Romney was only a witness. I don’t think making his testimony public would add any light to what we already know.

And if if there was ANYTHING damaging, the MSM would have found it before the debates.

I don’t think its going to affect the race. But you know Obama is desperate and if he can’t clear the decks by somehow forcing Mittens out of the race, he’ll lose next month.

That’s what this is really all about: Obama has never had to face a viable challenger! He had no real opponent in any general election he ran in who could touch him.


50 posted on 10/23/2012 10:37:59 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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