The former Clippers owner, Donald Sterling sued V. Stiviano and TMZ. It was over a conversation he had with Stiviano.
Donald Sterling is angry. That is why he is suing V. Stiviano and TMZ. A conversation he had with Stiviano got recorded. And it got published which led to his hackles standing on their ends.
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According to TMZ, he sued the two on Friday in the City of Angels (Los Angeles). Sterling said that the sneaky Steviano recorded their convo. This took place sometime between the years 2013 and 2014. Stiviano then lent the recording to TMZ which was a travesty.
Sterling said that TMZ had aired the tape which was an invasion of his privacy. The tape had caused his image a lot of damage. And the losses he had suffered were irrepairable. As a result of the tape, the NBA kicked Sterling off the leadership roster.
He got incapacitated and his wife, Shelly sold off the team to Steve Balmer for a cool $2 billion. And they packed their bags and left the arena. According to LATimes, the tape contained racist and arrogant remarks.
Sterling seemingy denigrated African Americans. He told Stiviano not to attend the game with other Black Americans. And he also warned her to stay away from colored individuals.
Donald Sterling has gotten stripped of the ownership of the Clippers. Donald contends that Stiviano doctored the tapes. She made him look like a racist individual. He says that the conversations got altered or cut and spliced.
They misrepresent his real words which were not racist at all. The lawsuit went into action. The attorney for Stiviano and TMZ refused to comment on the matter. They are weighing their options. Sterling’s wife has said that Stiviano was her husband’s mistress. Stiviano has denied the allegations.
After the tapes got released, Donald Sterling had to face a lot of flak. The commissioner of the NBA fined Sterling. And he got banned from the game for life. Sterling’s wife kicked her husband from the board of trustees. And she even said that he was mentally deficient.
Sterling meanwhile split up with his wife due to obvious reasons. His wife has refused to give her husband his share of the proceeds. The result is that Sterling is out for revenge.
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According to the WashingtonPost, Sterling seems to have gotten bitten by the litigation bug. He wants the money. The allegations against him are such a shock to his self-esteem. That is why he now wants to get back at those who exposed him in public.