Shelly Sterling, wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, earned a victory in court this week against her husband’s alleged mistress, V. Stiviano.
According to the AP, Shelly was awarded a judgement against Stiviano on Tuesday (April 14), which orders her to surrender a variety of gifts Donald gave her.
The gifts include a $1.8 million duplex, $800,000 in cash handouts and several luxury cars, including a Ferrari, which were given to her by Donald during a shadowy relationship.
Shelly Sterling claimed Stiviano seduced her 80-year-old husband and manipulated him for gifts, which were purchased using community property the couple amassed through their real estate empire.
Stiviano’s relationship with Sterling came to light when leaked audio painted him to be a racist a year ago, which smeared his standing within the NBA, led to his ban from the league and forced him to sell the Clippers.
Shelly Sterling testified at trial last month. “We lost the team. They were like another child.”
Those same recordings worked against Stiviano in the lawsuit brought forth by Shelly. “Everything that I have you’ve given me from your heart without me begging or asking or throwing myself all over you,” she is heard telling the billionaire in a clip played at trial, which showed that they plotted to shield gifts from his wife.
Stiviano’s attorney Mac Nehoray said he and his client were disappointed and would appeal the ruling, which is tentative and will become final in 15 days if there are no objections.
“Judges are supposed to interpret the law not make them,” he said in an email.