As of today, Rochelle (Shelly)Sterling is the official President of the Current Wives Club. While her husband may have dalliance’s with other women, she is large and in charge.
Donald and Shelly Sterling are worth nearly 3 with a capital B BILLION dollars. For them, 2 8 million dollars is a nice weekend out of town or a large barbecue. Her legal fight with V for Vanessa Stiviano was personal and she was prepared to go the distance. The mysterious release of her tape with Donald Sterling’s racist rants, hurt Donald, but made Shelly richer. Donald Sterling was forced to sell the Los Angeles Clippers an NBA franchise he bought for nearly 13 million dollars and was sold for two billion dollars.
In a long legal battle between the two women that ended Tuesday, Shelly Sterling argued the money and gifts her husband generously lavished on Stiviano, weren’t his to lavish. It was joint property. In California, assets earned in marriage belong to both parties and cannot be given away without consent.
On Tuesday, L.A. Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin Jr. ruled a home worth $1.8 million and more than $800,000 in luxury cars and cash gifts that Donald Sterling gave his 32-year-old companion were assets he shared with his wife, Shelly. He ordered Stiviano to turn them over to the Sterling Family Trust.
March 2014, Shelly filed a lawsuit against Stiviano.
April 2014, A Tape was released to the press
November 2014, Vanessa Stiviano files Defamation lawsuit against Shelly Sterling.
January 2015, Court Tosses Stiviano’s Lawsuit and order her to pay Sterling’s legal fees.
April 2015, Court orders Stiviano to return 2.8 to Sterling Trust
Donald say’s they weren’t lovers,just good friends.
Shelly Doesn’t Care!
She want’s most of these gifts back!
•$1.8 million — Spanish-style duplex
•$1.2 million — cash (total)
•$400,000 — cars (Ferrari, two Bentleys and Range Rover)
•$200,000 — credit cards (total)
•$10,420 — two Chanel handbags
•$5,333 — Cartier love bracelet
•$4,570 — Louis Vuitton suitcase
•$1,051 — Manolo Blahnik shoes
•$925 — dry cleaning
•$843 — skin treatment
•$695 — Chanel thong sandals
•$391 — Easter bunny costume
•$354 — birthday cake
•$299 — two-speed blender
•$140 — Kobe 8 System Nike basketball shoes
$12 — lace thong
•$1 — donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital as part of a purchase at a CVS store.
V for Vanessa has two of her fifteen minutes of fame left. She isn’t likely to receive public sympathy. I suspect most people will feel she received her just desserts.
For a lot of women, Shelly is a hero. She wasn’t a woman scorned, she fought for her money. She successfully removed her husband from the family trust, and unlike her husband she can attend a NBA game.
AND, when her husband’s “friend” attempted to sue her, she lost and lost big having to pay 50 grand in Shelly’s legal fees.
To the future girlfriends, before you take Donald shopping, Google his wife first. Shelly don’t play.