A former employee of embattled ex-LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is suing him after she claims she was fired for protesting to “a steady stream of racially and sexually offensive comments.”
Sterling has become a figure of hate since his other sugar babe, V. Stiviano, released covert recordings to a popular celebrity website, of him making shocking racist remarks.
Maiko Maya King, the former employee, also claims to have been in a relationship with 80-year-old Donald Sterling between 2005 and 2011.
In the suit, filed with Los Angeles Superior Court, King is claiming discrimination, retaliation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In her complaint, King says her “resistance to Mr. Sterling’s stream of racist and sexist taunts caused him to retaliate against her by terminating her employment.” The lawsuit further alleges that King often argued with Sterling about his racist views throughout their alleged relationship.
Sugar Baby King, who was married with two children at the time she claims she met Sterling in 2005. King says that shortly after they met, Sterling encouraged her to leave her husband to go work for him. The lawsuit also alleges that serial Sugar Daddy Sterling, “dangled money only if she would have sex with him”.
Sterling’s attorney, Max Blecher, told the Los Angeles Times that the allegations against his client are “baseless.”