BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for former Clippers owner Donald Sterling says his wife’s lawsuit against a woman he showered with gifts was a waste of time and money.
Attorney Bobby Samini said Wednesday that the lawsuit had merely extended V. Stiviano’s time in the public spotlight.
Shelly Sterling won a $2.6 million judgment Tuesday against Stiviano because gifts to the younger woman came from the couple’s community property.
Stiviano gained notoriety a year ago when a recording she made of Donald Sterling making racially offensive remarks cost him ownership of the Clippers.
Samini represents Donald Sterling in his lawsuit against the NBA for forcing the sale of the team. He’s suing his wife for selling the team after doctors found he was incompetent to handle his business affairs.
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