Just when we think the situation with the Los Angeles Clippers ownership couldn't get any worse, THIS happens!
This weekend, Donald Sterling came under heavy fire after one of his racist rants was leaked, which eventually led to him being banned from the NBA for life! Well now his wife is facing a similar situation as she is also being accused of making derogatory remarks!
According to a 2009 deposition, Shelly Sterling has made some nasty comments of her own, as Darrell Rhodes (who was a tenant in one of the Sterling-owned buildings) recalls a conversation he had with her in which he asked if she could lower the rent.
She allegedly responded by saying:
"Who do you think you are, you black motherf—–?"
Sadly, the accusations don't stop there as Maira Oliva, who was a building manager at a Sterling property, says Shelly was known to have some not-so-nice comments for minority tenants!
Maira recalls one conversation where she allegedly said:
"Oh my God. This is so filthy. I can’t remodel my apartments the way I want because Latinos are so filthy."
Shelly previously released a statement in which she slammed her husband's "despicable" racist comments and said she does NOT share the same views as him, but that definitely doesn't seem to be the case.
Donald's wife is still a part owner of the Clippers and commissioner Adam Silver made it clear his lifetime ban would NOT affect her, but we have to wonder if the league will change their mind now that this new information has come to light.
[Image via AP Images.]
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