Second alleged mistress suing Sterling over racist, sexist taunts
Jun 3, 2014 at 4:29a ET
Update: Sterling's attorney, Bobby Samini, said the suit is "baseless and ridiculous." He added: "She was never employed by Donald Sterling. Her claim was obviously prompted by opportunistic motives."
A second alleged mistress of deposed Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is suing him in California Superior Court, claiming he subjected her to racist and sexist remarks during a six-year relationship, offered money for sex and fired her when she complained about his harrassment. TMZ first reported the story Monday.
Maiko Maya King says she was married with two kids when she met Sterling and claims the billionaire said things like "Why would you bring black people into the world?" and "Black people do not take care of their children. All they do is sit home and smoke dope" during their relationship from 2005 to 2011.
King, who's reportedly only half the 80-year-old Sterling's age, says Sterling hired her as a "caretaker" after their relationship ended, but mainly "dangled money" for sexual favors. She claims he fired her on May 7 after she protested his treatment. She's since hired Gloria Allred.
"I don't like the man. [King] told me all the racist things he said, but he had billions and I was just a stunt man. He broke up my marriage," King's ex-husband Wayne King, 49, told the New York Daily News.
"I went to two Clippers games, but the whole situation was just ugly," he said. "He tried to get my youngest daughter to give him kisses, and then he would turn his face to get it on the lips. I told him I didn't like that, and he said, 'But I just love her.'"
Here's a 2011 interview with Maiko Maya King, whose Twitter page describes her as an artist, the owner of a SoCal nightclub and the founder of The Circle of Charities and the Circle Arts Program:
Sterling's other alleged mistress, V. Stiviano, set off a national firestorm last month after recordings of him making racist comments to her surface. Sterling was banned by the NBA for life, fined $2.5 million and forced to sell the Clippers, which his estranged wife Shelly successfully negotiated last week.
Stiviano most recently filed a police report after being attacked on the streets of New York. According to TMZ on Monday, Stiviano claims two white males punched her in the face and called her "anti-black names."
The incident was the latest in a bizarre Sunday in which TMZ revealed a video purportedly from 2011 and showing Stiviano making racist comments, and Sterling spent the day at a predominantly black church in Los Angeles.