Rochelle Sterling, LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling's wife of 50 years, filed a lawsuit last month against his lover
Mr Sterling was recorded berating his girlfriend, Vanessa Stiviano, for posting a photo with Magic Johnson
Sterling tells Stiviano, who is Mexican and African-American, not to bring black people to gamesHe said that she can sleep with black people but he doesn't want her to post pictures of herself with them on InstagramSterling, 81, has twice been sued for refusing to rent apartments minoritiesHeat forward LeBron James called on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to take swift action
Clippers players considered boycotting Game 4 of playoffs but decided against itTeam
president Andy Roeser stated the tape might have been Stiviano's way
to get even with the Sterling family for sueing her for embezzlement
The estranged wife of embattled
Clippers owner Donald Sterling described her husband’s much younger
girlfriend in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit as a gold-digger who seduces
and cajoles wealthy older men into showering her with presents.
girlfriend Vanessa Stiviano, 38, sparked a firestorm on Saturday by
allegedly leaking an audio recording of the 81-year-old Clippers owner
launching a racist rant in which he berated her for being seen in public
with black friends, including Magic Johnson.
shocking clip set off a massive scandal in the media, with current and
former NBA players like LeBron James and Charles Barkley calling on the
league to take immediate action against Sterling. The NBA is
investigating the claims and is set to make a decision within days.
the meantime, a lawsuit filed by Sterling’s estranged wife of 50 years
Rochelle claims to show how the Clipper’s owner treated his girlfriend
before the apparent row – by lavishing her with a series of gifts
including a Ferrari, two Bentleys, a Range Rover and a $1.4million
Woman scorned: Donald Sterling's wife of 50 years, Rochelle (pictured),
filed a lawsuit in March against his girlfriend, Vanessa Stiviano,
accusing her of using her feminine wiles to get her hands on their
Clowning around: Stiviano posed last April in a red bikini and a clown
nose sitting in a Ferrari that Sterling allegedly bought for her with
Life in the fast lane: According to Rochelle Sterling's lawsuit, besides
the flashy 2012 Ferrari, her husband gifted Stiviano two Bentleys and a
In court documents filed March 7 by
Sterling's spouse of 50 years and the mother of his three children,
Rochelle Sterling writes that her husband and Stiviano - who also goes
by the aliases Vanessa Maria Perez, Monica Gallegos, Maria Monica Perez
Gallegos and Maria Valdez – first met in 2010 at the Super Bowl.
According to Mrs Sterling's lawsuit, cited by the Los Angles Times,
over the past four years, her husband used their commonly owned
resources to buy his girlfriend a 2012 Ferrari, a pair of Bentleys and a
2013 Range Rover worth a total of more than $500,000.
additional to the high-end vehicles, some of which are prominently
featured on Stiviano's instagram account documenting her high-flying
lifestyle, Mr Sterling also gifted her $1.8million to buy a duplex on
West 4th Street in Los Angeles and $240,000 for living expenses.
Sterling's lawsuit, which claims that her husband gave Stiviano money
and presents without her consent, seeks full restitution along with
unspecified compensatory damages.
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