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V. Stiviano taunted Sterling via text days before his rants went public
New York Post ^ | May 25, 2014 | David K. Li

Posted on 05/24/2014 9:49:11 PM PDT by canuck_conservative

... Sterling revoked gal pal V. Stiviano’s tickets, parking passes and luxury suite access to Los Angeles Clippers games in April, possibly touching off a crazy chain of events that ended with him losing his high-flying basketball franchise, according to the LA Times.

Shelly Sterling — the owner’s estranged wife — filed a lawsuit against Stivano in March, demanding she return a laundry list of expensive gifts that Donald Sterling had given her.

Six days after that lawsuit was filed, Donald Sterling cut off Stiviano from Clippers games. When a team employee reached out to Stiviano, she texted a seemingly enigmatic response.

“No tell Mr. Sterling that I don’t need anything nor do I want anything,” she reportedly texted. “But thanks for asking. LET THE GAMES BEGAN.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clipjointracket; donaldsterling; grifter; laclippers; lashakedown; nba; sugardaddy; vstiviano
There's the motive.
1 posted on 05/24/2014 9:49:11 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

She wasn’t just “bringing men to the games”, but to his luxury box. That might tend to tick a guy off.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 9:57:48 PM PDT by Williams
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To: canuck_conservative
"V. Stiviano taunted Sterling via text days before his rants went public..."

.... I know the race-baters know for a fact that this whole thing wasn't a setup but rather pure racism .... but this sure sounds like a setup.

3 posted on 05/24/2014 10:45:21 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: canuck_conservative

I’m waiting for the NBA to be issuing an apology to Donald Sterling any minute now.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 11:01:15 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: canuck_conservative
Here's why this is going no-where. Sterling is protecting her for some reason.

Did V. Stiviano commit a crime when recording Donald Sterling?(California Recording Law) Digital Media Law page ^ | 4/29/2015

5 posted on 05/24/2014 11:42:38 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: canuck_conservative

I never understood the idea that people could ‘demand’ the return of gifts. The only gift that I think of being owed in return is an engagement ring when a woman breaks off an engagement.


6 posted on 05/24/2014 11:51:44 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: canuck_conservative

Like everything these days a “he’s racist” rules the day and makes news. Now being a racist is calling someone black


7 posted on 05/25/2014 3:25:48 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: canuck_conservative

If you havent seen her interview with Dr. Phil, try to find it online. Very telling how she answers the questions. He gets her to contradict her statements on several occasions. Her motives are petty clear by the end. Shes half golddigger half crazy IMO. Also has had multiple aliases. .....Freakin little grifter.


8 posted on 05/25/2014 3:35:21 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: canuck_conservative

I would love to see this attention whore put under oath and asked a bevy of straight questions —


9 posted on 05/25/2014 4:40:00 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

> I would love to see this attention whore put under oath and asked a bevy of straight questions —

I wonder how any others she’s dug her claws into. They’ don’t call them “gold diggers” for nothing.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 4:49:37 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 9YearLurker

I dated a “Christian” woman (I might add she was quite stunning) who shared with me she kept an engagement ring from a previous relationship. Her reasoning was it was proper etiquette.

She then asked me to take photos to help her sell it as she knew I had a very high-end camera.

That caught my attention. Big time. To me, it was like looking into her heart and seeing her character...or lack thereof.

I began to understand why she had been divorced twice.

Our relationship ended shortly after that moment.

Thank God!


11 posted on 05/25/2014 5:29:36 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: newfreep

I’d say if the guy breaks the engagement, it’s hers.

But if she breaks the engagement, it goes right back to the guy.


12 posted on 05/25/2014 5:34:40 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: V_TWIN

Let me summon some indignation and sympathy for Don.

Nope. Don’t have any.

He’s an idiot for putting himself in this situation. Did he really think she cared for him?


13 posted on 05/25/2014 5:40:40 AM PDT by dmz
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To: 9YearLurker

The ring could have been in his family.

In addition, she had no moral right to keep it regardless of who broke the engagement.

If the woman keeps the ring, that’s the same as stealing. Absolutely no moral reason for her to keep it...especially if she was planning to sell it.

No twisting of reality can change morality.


14 posted on 05/25/2014 5:44:45 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: 9YearLurker
I say if the guy breaks the engagement, it's hers. But if she breaks the engagement, it goes right back to the guy

I agree with you, with one caveat. If the gal keeps that ring, it's for sentimental reasons or memories, not to be sold or used by someone else.

Other gifts shouln't be returned or asked for, unless someone wants to return them.

15 posted on 05/25/2014 5:56:48 AM PDT by grania
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To: newfreep

I disagree. The idea that a man “gives” an engagement ring to a woman as a promise of marriage, breaks that promise, and somehow is due the ring back means that she’s just renting out her finger for his claim on her as long as she so interests him. That is gross and creepy.


16 posted on 05/25/2014 5:57:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Rather sad you missed the morality aspect...


17 posted on 05/25/2014 5:59:37 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: grania

That’d be a sorry sentiment—holding onto a ring from someone who had humiliated her like that.

I think once any gift is given, it’s within the recipient’s right to do as he or she pleases with it. Perhaps she’ll find herself in a situation where she desperately needs the money for herself or a loved one.

Now, it actually might help her to reach closure and move on if she returned the ring to him, and that may be a noble gesture on her part. But I don’t consider it an obligation.


18 posted on 05/25/2014 6:00:38 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: newfreep

You seem to miss the morality aspect of that which is given—and that which somehow you think is conditionally given, dependent upon the changing mood of the giver.


19 posted on 05/25/2014 6:01:31 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I’d say if the guy breaks the engagement, it’s hers.

But if she breaks the engagement, it goes right back to the guy.
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Legally a ring is consideration to bind a contract and returns to the owner if the contract is broken. I think there have been a number of court rulings to this effect.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 6:03:18 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Chickensoup

I know that has been a ruling and I think it is wrong—perhaps going back to the days when women didn’t hold equal property rights?


21 posted on 05/25/2014 6:08:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: newfreep

Yeah. She gave herself away.


22 posted on 05/25/2014 6:10:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 9YearLurker
holding onto a ring from someone who humiliated her like that

Some people, when they look back, tend to focus on the positives of situations. Besides which, humiliation would be if some other woman ended up wearing that ring!

23 posted on 05/25/2014 6:13:23 AM PDT by grania
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To: 9YearLurker

No, I read this relatively recently.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 6:17:51 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Chickensoup

But it had to be based on some sort of precedent. You can’t for example, pay $10K down on something, change your mind about it, then expect to get your down payment back when you were the one who breached the contract.


25 posted on 05/25/2014 6:27:02 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I may be wrong but I never thought an engagement was a “legally binding” contract. More of a moral contract or promise so to speak.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 7:34:42 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: 9YearLurker

Conditional Gift

The emerging approach on engagement rings, which has been adopted by a majority of states, is that an engagement ring is a conditional gift, which is conditioned upon marriage between the parties. If the condition does not occur, i.e., if the parties do not marry, then the gift is not completed and ownership of the ring reverts to the individual who gave (and presumably purchased) the ring.

Under this approach, courts refuse to consider which party is to blame for the failed engagement. As the Supreme Court of Kansas observed, courts may not be able to determine the precise reason that a relationship ended. Quite simply, courts who follow this approach do not want to wade into the murky waters of assessing fault in a breakup. States that have adopted this approach include Iowa, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, among others.

As stated above, Jack gave Jill an engagement ring in exchange for her promise to marry. However, Jill gets cold feet and backs out of the engagement. In a state following the conditional gift approach, the engagement ring reverts to Jack because the condition upon which the ring was given, a marriage between the parties, never occurred.


27 posted on 05/25/2014 8:05:28 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Chickensoup

Yeah, I understand a number of states have such a take on it, but I still say, that morally whoever backs out should do whatever possible to lessen the harm and pain inflicted on the other. In the case of the man, the least that should be expected is for him to to expect his “gift” back.


28 posted on 05/25/2014 12:15:36 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Blue Highway

All the more reason that a man who makes such a moral contract or promise and then backs out shouldn’t go looking for his “gift” back.


29 posted on 05/25/2014 12:16:37 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Yeah, I understand a number of states have such a take on it, but I still say, that morally whoever backs out should do whatever possible to lessen the harm and pain inflicted on the other. In the case of the man, the least that should be expected is for him to to expect his “gift” back.

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The man gets the ring back no matter what, not a gift, it is instead, consideration.


30 posted on 05/25/2014 4:59:20 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Chickensoup

I don’t know how many ways to say this, but I know that’s how many states interpret it—I just don’t think it’s right for a man to break an engagement and then also expect the ring back.


31 posted on 05/25/2014 10:35:53 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: V_TWIN

That Dr. Phil showed up in the papers Sterling filed today. http://i.usatoday.net/sports/!sterling/2014-05-27%20Secured%20DTS%20Answer%20to%20NBA%20Charge.pdf

Among the points made: The conversation was last September.


32 posted on 05/27/2014 7:41:37 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: sickoflibs

Check the reply he filed at the link above. He’s making it very clear he didn’t grant permission to be recorded, and repeatedly refers to it as an illegal recording.


33 posted on 05/27/2014 7:44:24 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Thanks for sharing, hope in the end she gets whst she deserves...............a stay in the iron bar hotel, or atleast broke and destitute.


34 posted on 05/28/2014 4:47:28 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: ArmstedFragg
RE:”Check the reply he filed at the link above. He’s making it very clear he didn’t grant permission to be recorded, and repeatedly refers to it as an illegal recording.”

What link above?

I certainly don't see that at the NYPost source page.

35 posted on 05/28/2014 10:53:34 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: sickoflibs

Post 32 has a link to the Sterling response.


36 posted on 05/28/2014 12:31:56 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Certainly his using that as an argument in his response sounds good but..

I noticed that he never mentions a police investigation or a police report or complaint..

When you tell your insurance company that insured property has been stolen the first thing they ask is if you filed a police report.


37 posted on 05/28/2014 1:08:09 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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