After a second day of fiery testimony from her husband, Shelly
Soon after, Judge Michael Levanas called an end to the day's testimony, and Donald Sterling was heard saying to his wife, "Get away from me, you pig!" And then adding,
Continuing the defensive testimony he delivered a day before, Sterling shouted and swore he would never sell the team.
Sterling also told lawyers that Shelly Sterling never read the trust in question.
"She wouldn't know what's in the trust," he said, continuing the defiant tone he used in Tuesday's testimony. "The trust is complicated."
"She deceived me. I trusted her. I believed in her," Sterling said earlier. "I never thought that a woman wouldn't stand by her husband."
Sterling and opposing attorney Bert Fields got into a heated exchange almost immediately when Fields asked Sterling if he was retired.
"I have five major corporations and I operate them," Sterling said. "How could I be retired?"
"Do you think a man that has 200 buildings in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego is retired? I'm not retired sir, got it?" he said. "Is that it, are you finished?"
Before Donald Sterling testified, Shelly Sterling approached him and smiled as the two spoke.
The third day of the trial opened with testimony from neurologist Meril Platzer, one of the two doctors who examined Sterling at his Beverly Hills home in May and found him to have
Attorney Gary Ruttenberg, a lawyer for Donald Sterling, tried to show that Platzer was influenced by Shelly Sterling's attorneys and should not have released Donald Sterling's private records.
Ruttenberg said Platzer "was taken over to the dark side" of Shelly Sterling's "secret plan B" to take over the Clippers.
"I'm not a lawyer, I am a doctor," Platzer said repeatedly.
Everett Cook contributed to this report.