According to a new lawsuit filed by V., the former Los Angeles Clippers owner is gay and his wife Shelly was not only aware of her husband’s sexual orientation, she played a part in helping him hide it by approving gifts and money for Stiviano – his “beard.”
V. Stiviano’s lawsuit is in response to Shelly’s allegations that she accepted gifts, cars, and money from Donald Sterling that she shouldn’t have, because he didn’t have the authority to give Stiviano anything.
In the new docs, Stiviano argues that the items in question were given to her in exchange for being Donald’s “beard” — and she insists Shelly knew about it. Stiviano states … she was “not ever a sexual partner of Donald T. Sterling” and “believes that [Sterling] is a homosexual and enjoys sexual acts and or sexual congress with males.” In the legal doc, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Stiviano says Shelly was “acutely aware of [Donald’s] sexual orientation and condoned same as well as acknowledged and approved [Donald’s] gifts of money [to Stiviano].”
In addition, V. Stiviano alleges that the gifts were not community property “but rather Donald’s separate property.”
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Stiviano is also suing Shelly and Donald for defamation — claiming they slandered her in the media by calling her a thief and saying she embezzled money and property from Donald. She’s demanding no less than $10 MILLION. We reached out to Donald’s camp — so far, no word back.
Welp, that was a great way to spin things back onto the Sterlings. We’ll keep you updated with the latest.
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty