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Two websites posted recordings over the weekend that they identify as a conversation between Donald Sterling and a female friend. A person the websites identified as Sterling can be heard castigating the friend for associating with blacks — even though Sterling's team and the league it plays in are 80% African American.
A lawyer for the woman, V. Stiviano, said Sunday that the tapes were "legitimate" and that they came from a conversation that was roughly an hour long.
In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on March 7, Rochelle Sterling describes Stiviano as a gold digger who seduces older, wealthy men and persuades them to shower her with gifts.
Rochelle Sterling alleges that her husband used community property to buy Stiviano a 2012 Ferrari, two Bentleys and a 2013 Range Rover, worth a total of more than $500,000.
Sterling also allegedly gave Stiviano $1.8 million to buy a duplex on West 4th Street near the Beverly Center last December, according to the suit, which claims that Sterling additionally provided her with $240,000 for upkeep and living expenses.
Stiviano's attorney said his client didn't leak the recording to the media.
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