Sixteen months ago, a racially charged conversation leaked by TMZ, cost Clippers owner Donald Sterling his entire career.
In the recording, Sterling could be heard telling his mistress V. Stiviano that he didn’t want her inviting black people to his games. NBA commissioner Adam Silver took immediate action after hearing the audio and issued Sterling with a lifetime ban from the NBA.
Today, the saga continues as TMZ reports that Sterling has sued both Stiviano and the celebrity gossip website for leaking that infamous, career-costing recording.
Sterling filed the lawsuit Friday in L.A., claiming that TMZ’s post had damaged him "on a scale of unparalleled and unprecedented magnitude."
According to TMZ, Sterling is claiming “Stiviano ‘surreptitiously' recorded their convo sometime between September 2013 and April 2014 -- and then either she, or her agents, provided that recording to TMZ.”