Former NBA LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is in hot water again. This time, his ex-employee and alleged mistress Maiko Maya King is suing him for alleged sexual harassment and racial discrimination during her employment with the billionaire. She worked as an assistant for Sterling from 2005 to 2011.
According to the sexual harassment lawsuit, Ms. King claims Sterling said he was bored sexually with his other assistant, V. Stiviano. He offered Ms. King bonuses if she could help him sexually, she wrote in her lawsuit. She claims he would tell her stories of his past sexual conquests.
The suit further alleges that Sterling would refuse to pay Ms. King unless she would have sex with him. She claims he offered her bonuses if she could “get him off,” and would walk around his home openly masturbating.
Sterling allegedly asked King, “Why would you bring black people into the world?” when King told Sterling about her former husband, who is black, and her two children with him. Sterling also asked, “How could you be married to a black man?”
According to Sterling’s wife Shelly Sterling, Donald was reportedly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
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