Surprise, surprise! Donald Sterling is being sued for race and sex discrimination/harassment, this time by a former employee and alleged mistress.
Between the years of 2005-2011 Maiko Maya King alleges she had a romantic relationship with Donald Sterling, the (now former) owner of the Clippers. Throughout their relationship King claims that Sterling would make racially charged comments about her ex-husband (who was African-American) and her bi-racial children. Sterling would tell her things like “I want to take you out of the black world and put you into the white world.”
Two years after Sterling and King broke up, King began working for Sterling as his personal assistant and caretaker. During her employment, Sterling allegedly asked King to keep him sexually entertained in exchange for bonuses. He continued to make racial and sexually charged comments throughout their affair. When King complained to Sterling about his racist comments, he fired her.
This isn’t the only trouble Sterling has been in as of late. He was recently banned from the NBA for life, fined $2.5 million and ordered to sell the team for making racist remarks against African-Americans to his female friend V. Stiviano. Though Donald Sterling refused to sell, his wife Shelly Sterling (who is co-owner of the team) reached a deal to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer for $2 billion. The sale was completed on July 28, 2014.
Do you think this story is true or is this just a case of former employees jumping on the sue/attack Sterling bandwagon? Leave your opinion in the comments below.
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