White Supremacy Double-Standards
APNewsBreak: Ex-Clippers owner's wife victorious in lawsuit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling is owed $2.6 million by a woman her husband showered with gifts, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Judge Richard Fruin Jr. awarded Shelly Sterling money that was community property from six decades of marriage that was secretly spent buying V. Stiviano a house, a Ferrari and other luxury gifts.
"Shelly is thrilled with the decision," attorney Pierce O'Donnell said. "This is certainly a victory for the Sterling family whose funds were dissipated by Donald to lavish millions of dollars of gifts on a conniving mistress."
Stiviano's lawyer had argued the gifts were made when Donald and Shelly Sterling were separated and that Shelly Sterling couldn't seek them from a third party. The judge rejected those arguments.
Attorney Mac Nehoray said he and his client were disappointed in the ruling and would appeal.
The ruling, which is tentative and will become final in 15 days if there are no objections, comes nearly a year after Stiviano's recording of Donald Sterling making racially offensive remarks bounced him from the NBA and cost him team ownership.
Shelly Sterling's lawyers used other recordings to show he bought Stiviano a house, a $240,000 Ferrari and extravagant shopping sprees.
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers
owner Donald Sterling, right, sits wi …
In the recordings on Stiviano's iPhone, she and the 80-year-old billionaire are heard discussing how to shield gifts from his wife.
"The truth is that everything that I have, you've given me from your heart without me begging or asking or throwing myself all over you," Stiviano said in snippet played in court.
During the course of their 2 1/2 years together, Sterling gave her the Ferrari, a Bentley and a Range Rover, and paid the lion's share of a $1.8 million duplex near Beverly Hills. The judge said the house would be turned over to the Sterlings.
Sterling testified that he paid for the entire house, though Stiviano said she had contributed an unknown amount of money donated in small bills by family members that she saved in a bedroom drawer.
FILE - In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Shelly Sterling, wife of
former Los Angeles Clippers owner …
With the NBA threatening to seize the team, Shelly Sterling got hold of a family trust by showing her husband had signs of Alzheimer's and negotiated a record $2 billion sale to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Her husband tried to block the sale and has sued his wife and the NBA in federal court.
The Sterlings, who made a fortune buying apartment buildings across Los Angeles, presented a mostly unified front at trial, despite their other conflicts.
Testimony shed little light on the nature of the unusual three-way relationship.
Shelly Sterling said she assumed Stiviano was her husband's mistress, and witnesses said the younger woman spoke of becoming "the next Mrs. Sterling."
Stiviano denied having a romance or sex with Donald Sterling, but referred to him as a father figure and lover.
Donald Sterling, who was incredulous that his wife had described them at one point as being estranged, referred to Stiviano as an "ex-friend" and said they never had sex.
Shelly Sterling and Stiviano did little to hide their disdain for each other.
Shelly Sterling said Stiviano had been nasty to her and taken advantage of her husband and didn't deserve the millions in gifts that included expensive shopping sprees and world travel. Stiviano called Sterling the "Wicked Witch of the West" and said she hated her.
Sterling initially sought about $3.6 million from Stiviano, a figure an accountant said was a conservative estimate of the gifts. Her lawyers ended up seeking $2.8 million, based on evidence at trial and Stiviano's own admissions.
Fruin rejected a claim for $200,000 in credit card spending, saying he had no credible evidence to support it and wouldn't rely on Stiviano's guess that she rang up hundreds of thousands of dollars on Donald Sterling's credit card. -Brian Melley (April 15, 2015)
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White Supremacy Double-Standards
When it comes to us, the system of white supremacy is willing to rewrite rules and laws, all in order to ensure that we never win; they are even willing to accept crucial losses themselves in order to ensure that we never trump their system. An example of this is the Seahawks not allowing Beast Mode to run in the touchdown during the Super Bowl despite him running previous touchdowns and displaying that he was unstoppable during the Super Bowl. Another example is this woman that owns a daycare and was interviewed about a suspect that was running from the police. They tried to enter her day care, which she did not allow, but the reporter tried to twist the story as though she was assisting the suspect. By the end of the interview the woman pointed out how the police actually were holding a sting right beside a daycare and school and this is why they were chasing the suspect; furthermore, she completely made the reporter look like a fool that likely has an agenda against her. To compensate for this, the news station allowed the reporter to go out and interview people until he could find one black person willing to talk negatively about that day care; the one black person that he found likely does not even have any children that attend that day care. The news station also tried to portray her as being angry in the second interview that they edited; this was all to erase the memory of the lost she had earlier handed the white news reporter. This is why I know that her lost in the case is completely because she is black because I have watched several court shows and have seen when people have tried to sue someone because their significant other had given the person gifts which happened to belong to the person that is suing the person that received the gifts. Each time the judge would let the person know that he/she would have to sue his/her significant other because you can’t sue the person for receiving gifts, you have to sue the person who gave away gifts that were not his/hers to give away. –Derrick Mills (April 16, 2015)
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