An alleged ex-lover of Donald Sterling is claiming she was the subject of racial discrimination and sexual harassment during the time she was employed by him.
Maiko Maya King filed a lawsuit against the disgraced former owner of the LA Clippers with the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
King was married at the time that she met Sterling, and claims that he continually encouraged her to leave her husband and come work for him.
King, who is represented by Gloria Allred, claims that two years after she split up with Sterling in 2011, she began working for him. While he supported her financially and she worked for his foundation during their relationship, he also allegedly made comments about her African-American husband, including, “How could you be married to a black man?” and “Why would you bring black people into the world?”
According to the lawsuit, Sterling even told King that he wanted to take her out of the “black world” and put her into the “white world.” Whenever they disagreed, he would tell her to “move back to the ghetto with a black man.”
King goes on to claim that Sterling “dangled money only if she would have sex with him,” that he was “bored with V” and would give her bonuses if she could “help him to perform sexually.”
Sterling continued, the lawsuit alleges, to spew racist venom: “Black people do not take care of their children. All they do is sit at home and smoke dope,” and “Mexicans just do drive-by shootings.”
Sterling eventually terminated King’s employment on May 7, 2014, after she continued to protest against his harassment. She suffers from pain and mental suffering, and extreme mental anguish, says the complaint, and is seeking compensatory damages to be proven at trial.
Sterling’s attorney, Maxwell Blecher, has refused to comment on the allegations.
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