Yesha Callahan

V. Stiviano Ordered to Return $2.6 Million in Gifts to Donald Sterling’s Wife

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It’s a sad day in side-piece history. V. Stiviano, Donald Sterling’s former side-piece, has been ordered to return over $2.6 million in gifts and money he gave her, to his wife Shelly Sterling.

A Los Angeles judge ruled that, because California is a community property state, Sterling had no right to ‘gift’ Stiviano with items bought by money he shared with his wife.

From USA Today:

he ruling comes nearly a year after the recording of Sterling telling Stiviano not to associate with black people caused an uproar and led the NBA to ban him for life and fine him $2.5 million.

With the NBA threatening to seize the team, Shelly Sterling got hold of a family trust by showing her husband had signs of Alzheimer’s disease and negotiated a record $2 billion sale to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Her husband failed to block the sale in court and has sued his wife and the NBA in federal court.

The couple presented a united front at the Stiviano trial, discussing their enduring love for each other.

Testimony shed little light on the nature of the unusual three-way relationship that lasted about 2½ years.

Shelly Sterling said she assumed Stiviano was her husband’s mistress.

Stiviano and Donald Sterling denied having sex. She referred to him as a father figure and lover.

Goodbye to the house, Ferrari and probably countless other gifts.

Who gets to keep the visor?

  1. April 15, 2015 - Reply

    lol, you can’t tell me you didn’t see this coming…

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  3. April 15, 2015 - Reply

    loose lips sunk her own hsip

  4. April 15, 2015 - Reply

    I’m not for side chicks or home wreckers, but these were gifts. If Sterling gave these gifts with money shared between him and his wife, it should be Sterling that needs to come up with the money to pay his now ex-wife back.
    My opinion.

    • April 15, 2015 - Reply


      agreed, but the problem is that they went in to court tag teaming against the side chick, so i’m sure donald probably lied his butt off to make it look like the side chick took things that were specifically the wife’s or anything else to game the system. i doubt she had a cut throat attorney to help her win too.

    • April 17, 2015 - Reply


      I second your opinion…I scratch my head on that court ruling. They are gifts!

  5. April 15, 2015 - Reply

    It was so of inevitable for this outcome to happen. V. Stiviano is a woman of color with self-hatred issues. She thought that her temporarily supporting Donald Sterling (by saying that Donald was not a racist, which is untrue) would someone cause her less push back from the Sterlings. Yet, this was not the case. In the final analysis, in a white racist society, Stiviano has no massive passes whatsoever. The judge ruled that he can’t gift Stiviano with items that he shared with his wife. Shelly Sterling is slick to successfully sue Stiviano while talking about her love for a racist adulterer. This story once proves how adultery is wrong and it shows another lesson as well.

    In life, we have to play chess not checkers all of the time. We have to focus on treating our people right and thinking about long term strategies which can build up our communities. I certainly wish that V. Sitviano would have never met with Donald Sterling in the first place. In that sense, she may not have been known by many, but at least she would never have been involved in this lawsuit in the first place. It is what it is. Yet, life is about growth too and we have the responsibility to not only help ourselves, but help other people (and believing in the sacrosanct principle of the Knowledge of Self).

    • April 16, 2015 - Reply

      the long and short of it is she was stupid and very unwise “she bit the hand that feed her” there forth in this case she got what she deserved.

  6. April 15, 2015 - Reply

    The gravy train is done now.

  7. April 15, 2015 - Reply

    The first line this piece made me cackle like a goon.

    • April 16, 2015 - Reply

      @Jo 'Mama' Besser


      “Side-piece” — Best I’ve heard so far.

  8. April 15, 2015 - Reply

    Womp, womp…

  9. April 16, 2015 - Reply

    This case has now set a precedent, now anyone who receive gift from others is at risk all those who champion what she did now see how when you bite the hand that feed you” this is what happens, so she got what she deserve.

  10. April 16, 2015 - Reply

    Based on what I allowed myself to know about this scenario, V.Stiviano’s GREED caused her to LOSE EVERYTHING.

    She knew D.Sterling to be the racist his was when she got involved with him; so the leaked tape to the media appeared to me to be retaliation towards Sugar Daddy for saying, “NO” to some request made by Sugar Baby.


    Color me confused: “Stiviano and Donald Sterling denied having sex. She referred to him as a father figure and lover.”

    “Lover” means what if not a sexual partner?


    She was his “employee” and her JusOverBroken(J.O.B.) was stroking his ego. She forgot her “role” and was “FIRED”. Her mis-actions = Disgruntled Employee.

    • April 16, 2015 - Reply


      “Lover” means what if not a sexual partner?

      Is this one of those, “ORAL sex isn’t Sex” Debates???

    • April 16, 2015 - Reply


      true you are right also she violated a principle “only a stupid fool bites the hand that feed them” just good common sense.

  11. April 16, 2015 - Reply

    try to find a sugar daddy that is unencumbered — not married; few, if any, responsibilities — just assets

  12. April 17, 2015 - Reply

    Interesting: Now, I am not vouching for any mistress or side ladies but doesn’t anyone find it interesting that Donald’s mistress has to pay back his wife for these “gifts” and Donald and his wife had an arrangement about their marriage?? His wife knew about Donald’s mistress…..Maybe I am naive but daytime TV court shows they always have folks on People’s court shows with people trying to get awarded for gifts…..they never get paid back because they were gifts. His mistress was beat down by some phantom dudes (remember?) and now has to payback gifts that was given to her by Donald. And not to Donald Sterling himself but his wife…that’s messed up. She may have meant to leak out for her own intentions but did we not learn something pretty ugly about these owners of these majority black NBA teams?

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