Donald Sterling’s Wife Says Family Devastated by Racist Comments

by April 28, 2014

Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, spoke publicly a few times over the weekend and blasted him for making racist comments. Per TMZ:

Shelly Sterling says “Our family is devastated by the racist comments made by my estranged husband. My children and I do not share these despicable views or prejudices.”

Shelly goes on … “We will not let one man’s small-mindedness poison the spirit of the fans and accomplishments of the team in the city we love.”

And Shelly says, “We are doing everything in our power to stand by and support our Clippers team.”

It’s worth noting Shelly has been estranged from Donald for years. She retained attorney Laura Wasser several months ago to file a civil lawsuit against Donald’s (girlfriend) V. Stiviano. Wasser is a top divorce lawyer, so it seems divorce is imminent.

We’re told the last straw in the marriage was when Donald and Shelly’s adult son died of an overdose more than a year ago, and Shelly felt he was more interested in Stiviano than grieving with the family.