Donald Sterling's girlfriend? Nah, says V. Stiviano: She never slept with the former Los Angeles Clippers owner, because he's gay and she was his beard, TMZ reports. Stiviano makes the claim in a new lawsuit filed in a battle over who owns the property and cars Sterling gave her. Stiviano says they were compensation for being his "beard": She wasn't "ever a sexual partner of Donald T. Sterling," per the suit, and Stiviano "believes that [Sterling] is a homosexual and enjoys sexual acts and or sexual congress with males."
Sterling's wife Shelly was "acutely aware of [Donald's] sexual orientation and condoned same as well as acknowledged and approved [his] gifts of money" to Stiviano, the suit adds. Stiviano further argues that the gifts were Donald's private property, not community property; Shelly has argued that her husband didn't have the right to give Stiviano the gifts. Icing on the cake: Stiviano is accusing Donald and Shelly of defaming her in the media spotlight as a supposed thief and embezzler, and demanding no less than $10 million. (More Donald Sterling stories.)