Just when it seemed like talk about former Clippers owner Donald Sterling would die down, something else comes up.
Another ex- (or current, who knows?) mistress has come forth in an effort to sue Sterling over sexist and racist remarks. Maiko Maya King, 40, and Sterling apparently had a romantic relationship while she worked for him between 2005 and 2011.
Both were married when King began working for him, but she and her husband divorced in 2009. (King’s husband blames Sterling for their breakup.)
King was also working for Sterling at the same time as V. Stiviano and says she would be paid extra for sexual favors when Stiviano “bored him.”
She goes on to mention how Sterling would make comments about black and Mexican people. Eventually, she was fired after rejecting “a stream of racist and sexist taunts,” TMZ says. King will be represented by famous civil rights attorney Gloria Allred in the suit.
For a quick recap on how we’ve got to this point, here are the many “episodes”:
Episode One, April 25: A tape of Sterling telling his personal assistant/girlfriend, V. Stiviano , not to bring black people to “his games” and take pictures with them was leaked (via TMZ). Consequently, he was given a lifetime ban and fined the maximum $2.5 million.
Episode Two, May 1: A report comes out, saying Sterling has prostate cancer.
Episode Three, May 3: Sterling tells Los Angeles-based DuJuor magazine “I wish I had just paid her off,” in reference to Stiviano.
Episode Four, May 13: Sterling appears on Anderson Cooper’s show, AC360, to tell his side of the story. In the interview, he slams Magic Johnson for being HIV-positive and says Johnson isn’t a good role model for kids.
Episode Five, May 16: Sterling refuses to pay the NBA fine and rejects the lifetime ban.
Episode Six, May 29: Sterling was ruled mentally incapacitated, allowing his wife, Shelly Sterling, to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer.
Episode Seven, May 30: Sterling was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The next day, he refuted those claims and began an attempt to sue the NBA for $1 billion.
Episode Eight, June 1: Sterling attends Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, a predominantly black church in South Los Angeles after being invited by the church’s head pastor.
Hopefully one day soon, Donald Sterling and his racist, sexist mentality will be a thing of the past and we can focus on more important things.