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The Clippers have also responded, saying Sterling is not a racist.
It's not the first time Sterling has been the subject of criticism over racial issues.
Sterling is known for his various charity events that have benefited organizations that help the needy, including nonprofits serving the local Latino and African American communities. The Los Angeles chapter of the
But there have also been accusations against him. He has strongly denied he's biased toward anyone and has pointed to his charitable work.
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A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury rejected
Sterling and his wife, Rochelle, agreed to pay a record settlement of more than $2.7 million regarding allegations that they discriminated against African Americans, Latinos and families with children at scores of apartment buildings they own in and around Los Angeles. The settlement was the largest ever obtained by the Justice Department in a housing discrimination case involving apartment rentals, officials said. Under the agreement, the Sterlings' insurers would pay $2.625 million to a fund for people who were allegedly harmed by their discriminatory practices, officials said. Sterling's attorney at the time said his client denied any wrongdoing and didn't discriminate.