V. Stiviano Claims Donald Sterling is Gay and That She Was His 'Beard'
By Antoinette Bueno
Just when you thought the Donald Sterling controversy was over after the official sale of the Los Angeles Clippers team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer earlier this month, his ex-girlfriend V. Stiviano filed new legal documents with the bombshell claims that not only is the former NBA team owner gay, but that she's been acting as his "beard" for the past three years.
In the documents obtained by ET, Stiviano says she was never a sexual partner of Sterling, and believes that he's "a homosexual and enjoys sexual acts and/or sexual congress with males."
In another shocking claim, she also says that Sterling's wife Rochelle (Shelly) was aware of his sexual orientation and approved the gifts of money and property given to her for "acting in the capacity of and or for being Donald and Shelly's beard."
Stiviano is countersuing in response to Shelly's lawsuit against her, which accuses her of taking nearly $2 million in gifts for sexual favors.
Sterling, 80, is no longer the owner of the Clippers -- Ballmer closed on the $2 billion purchase of the team on August 12.
"I am humbled and honored to be the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers," Ballmer said in a statement. "Clipper fans are so amazing. They have remained fiercely loyal to our franchise through some extraordinary times. I will be hard core in giving the team, our great coach, staff and players the support they need to do their best work on the court. And we will do whatever necessary to provide our fans and their families with the best game-night experience in the NBA."