Sterling Sues TMZ, Galpal Over Infamous Audiotape

Says it violated his right to privacy, was edited
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2015 8:41 AM CDT
In this Dec. 19, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

(Newser) – Donald Sterling has filed another lawsuit, this one against TMZ and ex-galpal V. Stiviano, claiming the release of that infamous audiotape violated his right to privacy and caused damage on a "scale of unparalleled and unprecedented magnitude," per the AP. Sterling argues the audio was "illicitly" recorded and edited to "reflect conversations ... that either never occurred, were grossly distorted, and/or stated out of context," reports the Los Angeles Times. Stiviano's lawyer says it's "ridiculous if he says he was damaged by it when he made $2 billion." Last week, Sterling filed for divorce from Shelly Sterling, noting his wife has failed to hand over his share of the proceeds from the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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