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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.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bain; baincapital; divorce; gossip; romney; staples
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To: leapfrog0202

Or she could end up renting a room and having to actually work to have any money at all

61 posted on 10/23/2012 11:16:34 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: rolling_stone

Thanks for the link...very interesting. And yes, it appears Staples was struggling.


62 posted on 10/23/2012 11:18:32 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Nifster

follow the money.

how much was she paid to play this desperate game.

63 posted on 10/23/2012 11:19:16 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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To: Leroy S. Mort

4 million bucks would last a lifetime for anyone but an idiot.

64 posted on 10/23/2012 11:43:24 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: yldstrk

Good grief. She should have been happy to have gotten rid of him if he was such an evil person. Attorneys and psychotherapists found another sucker. Sometimes life hands you lemons. Most of the time they don’t come with a bank account worth $5M.

A lot of women end up in much worse situations, physically and financially, and do learn to deal with it.

65 posted on 10/23/2012 11:49:32 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Leroy S. Mort
"She got 4 million in the divorce settlement and blew it on lawyers trying to get more. Sorry. No sympathy."

She got 500,000 Staple stocks as settlement when they divorced. She got rid of them not long after. Obviously nobody forced her to sell the stocks at the lower rate, but she did it because she wanted to get her hands on the money. I have no sympathy for her either. Had she held onto the stocks, she would have made a bunch of money. Her stupidity, but for over 20 years she been trying to blame someone else. Typical lib.

66 posted on 10/24/2012 12:10:56 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Nifster
"I do not see how any of this should be unsealed...particularly anything Romney said or didn’t say. I really don’t friggin give a hoot"

I don't see why the records should be unsealed either. We're not talking about a murder trial here. It's only a lousy divorce from 25 years ago.

67 posted on 10/24/2012 12:14:25 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: leapfrog0202

I believe I read somewhere in one of the articles, that Tom Stemberg was married to someone else prior to being married to Maureen, and that he’d left Maureen to go live with his pregnant girlfriend. More than likely she was the “other woman” in that first marriage, and has been holding a pity party for herself all these years because she found herself in the same position as the first Mrs. Stemberg. As a female, I’m not cutting Stemberg any slack for his shenanigans, but what goes around, comes around.

68 posted on 10/24/2012 12:25:31 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: yldstrk

Look divorce happens. She needs to pick her self up and go on. I got divorced , got no settlement, my husband took the house I got nothing but I do have 2 children and I am remarried and guess what I survived living in a studio apartment. I do not feel sorry for this woman. You can not dwell in the past just forgive and move on. This woman
is willing to take out people because she thinks she is entitled.

69 posted on 10/24/2012 1:11:15 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Perdogg

She’s too sick to work and threw her money away on lawyers. This is somehow Romney’s fault. She lives in Massachusetts and all of her many health concerns are no problem because she is covered by romneycare. This too is Romney’s fault.

Obamacare is based on romneycare; is this what we all can expect is we somehow accumulate this romans collection of health woes?

70 posted on 10/24/2012 2:19:20 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: goldstategop

“ somehow forcing Mittens out of the race,...”


Are you saying you think something like this (not what happened to Ryan in Ill.) would cause Romney or any candidate to quit?

71 posted on 10/24/2012 2:20:33 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: MWestMom

Interesting. Do you know how soon after the settlement Staples went public for how much?

72 posted on 10/24/2012 2:51:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Lacey2

If its damaging enough, it would deal a fatal blow to a challenger.

Let’s face it: Obama can’t win on anything positive so the only way he could win is if he could get Romney to self-destruct.

He and his Chicago thugs have perfected the art of removing threatening rivals before Election Day.

73 posted on 10/24/2012 2:53:32 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Secret Agent Man
She could have found some inveestment that could have made 10% a year safely.

I'd like to find one of those.

Got any suggestions?

74 posted on 10/24/2012 2:55:55 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Leroy S. Mort

If you get four million....the lawyers usually get a cut right off the top of $1.5 million, before you even get to taxes. So she got $750k at best in the end. A normal person who moves out to Mississippi....could live off that for the rest of their life. She couldn’t.

75 posted on 10/24/2012 2:59:26 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: USNBandit

Psychotherapy 3 times a week????? ..think I’ll side with the ex husband on this one- she is a flake!!!. Oh, and funny how the globe will go to court to unseal some poor schmucks divorce files but can’t seem to bother to locate one lousy school record of the guy occupying the White House.

76 posted on 10/24/2012 3:13:32 AM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Perdogg

Gold digger.

77 posted on 10/24/2012 3:18:20 AM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: GunningForTheBuddha

There are a lot of those.

78 posted on 10/24/2012 3:57:38 AM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Arthurio
Interesting link. So Maureen gets $5 million in the divorce settlement, spends $3 million on a sleazy lawyer who knew how to milk her and then another $1 million on unsuccessfully suing the lawyer. That still leaves her with a cool $1 million and, supposedly, she has skills as a designer.

By my reckoning, that should still give her an annual income of around $100,000 even with mediocre investment. I guess that might not go so far when your spend $62,000 of it on fancy digs.

79 posted on 10/24/2012 4:16:40 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DesertRhino
“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.

It's been 25 years since 1987, but only the wife is counting, apparently the writer can't do their ciphers and their naught, naughts.

80 posted on 10/24/2012 4:49:35 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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