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Donald Sterling sued over alleged sexual harassment of former aide

Tue Jun 3, 2014 5:00am EDT

(Reuters) - A lawsuit filed on Monday against Donald Sterling accuses the embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner of repeatedly subjecting a woman who worked for him to sexual demands and racist comments and says he ultimately fired her when she protested.

An attorney representing Sterling, Bobby Samini, rejected the assertions, according to the Los Angeles Times. "Anyone objectively reviewing Ms. King's claims will have no doubt that they are without merit," the newspaper quoted Samini as saying.

Donald Sterling Sued By Former Employee

Sterling, 80, has been banned for life by the National Basketball Association over racist remarks in a private conversation that were recorded secretly and leaked to the media. Last week the NBA, seeking to terminate Sterling's team ownership, said it had reached an agreement to sell the Clippers. Sterling has mounted a legal challenge.

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court said Sterling lobbed a "steady stream of racially and sexually offensive comments" at Maiko Maya King, with whom he was in a "romantic relationship" from 2005 to 2011.

"He supported her financially and she worked for him and his foundation," the suit said, adding she returned to work for Sterling for a second stint until he dismissed her over her protests in early May.

King, who is seeking unspecified compensatory damages, alleged that Sterling "dangled money only if she would have sex with him" and made other sexual demands, and withheld wages when she refused.

King also accused Sterling of spewing racial epithets against her former husband, who is black, and their children, and more broadly, such as "black people do not take care of their children. All they do is sit at home and smoke dope," according to the lawsuit.

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jdjackson1991 June 03 2014 at 9:06 AM

Hello AOL. The President of the United States just committed a crime and as a result must be impeached. Do your job and report on what is important.

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hey June 03 2014 at 9:22 AM

she sold herself just like any other hooker so quit complaining, she could have walked out and said no thanks

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salmo60 June 03 2014 at 9:16 AM

Sterling stands to make close to 2 Billion on the sale of the Clippers. There will be a line of people saying Sterling did this and that, pay me money. This will be as bad as when Elvis died and all his "illegitimate" suddenly appeared wanting a piece of the money pie.
Why did this person wait 3 years before filing suit?

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someone905 June 03 2014 at 9:08 AM

The buzzrds all smell blood

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savannahswithgod someone905 June 03 2014 at 3:07 PM

They found the spot with the Lawyers circling overhead!

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jrsmage June 03 2014 at 9:13 AM

I bet she gladly kept and spent the money.

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beetlebrady June 03 2014 at 9:16 AM

so she is a hooker?

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loashe1968 June 03 2014 at 9:15 AM

Really ?? Here we go coming out of the wood work wanting money !!!

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tamarahbtulsa loashe1968 June 03 2014 at 10:33 AM

She wants her "15 minutes"

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gliverson tamarahbtulsa June 03 2014 at 11:30 AM

Yeh, for sure! This is her "opportunity" to get it, and possibly she was even "paid off" to cook it up to force his hand in sale.

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gdl4974 tamarahbtulsa June 03 2014 at 11:38 AM


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Mike June 03 2014 at 11:24 AM

Amazing how these gold diggers come out of the cracks like cock roaches at the first sign of a chance of a free meal.

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mvnup June 03 2014 at 2:54 PM

Racism won’t die because the racists keep crying racism.

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Franco mvnup June 03 2014 at 9:06 PM

It's partly true. There is more racists around than non racists would like to admit, and there is less racism that is so blatantly claimed by the activists.

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Dwight June 03 2014 at 1:13 PM

Did you notice how many L.A. Clipper players quit their multi-million dollar contracts over these racist remarks? When in this conuntry did we lose our constitutional rights over free speech, especially when the remarks were made in the privacy of his home? There is something wrong when an organization such as the NBA can attempt to take away every American's freedoms. This is an outrage and I hope Sterling kicks their butts in court. I doubt any of the other owners, especially Mark Cuban, will be too anxious to swing the axe as it may just come back and allow this misjustice to continue.

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