81 year old Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and his wife of almost 60 years, have called it quits, according to a Yahoo report. According to paperwork filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court by his divorce attorneys, the reason for the divorce has been cited as irreconcilable differences. Court documents that were initially rejected by the court since they were incomplete were resubmitted.
The couple is said to have separated on August 1st, 2012 while Sterling continues to sue his wife and the NBA in federal court. The lawsuit stems from the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former CEO of Microsoft, Steve Balmer. The octogenarian claims he has a right to half the assets of the community property. Reportedly, the deal with Balmer was negotiated by Shelly Sterling since her husband was found unfit by doctors to handle his business affairs.
Incredible tape recording
Only four months back, V. Stiviano, a woman that Donald Sterling allegedly had an affair with according to Shelly, was ordered by a judge to hand over the keys to a $2 million home and reimburse Shelly Sterling about $800,000 to compensate for the cash and luxury vehicles that Donald gave the Stiviano. Only a year back, Donald was banned from the NBA for life and was fined $2.5 million after a recorded conversation revealed that he had told Stiviano not to get involved with black people.
Wall Street investment banker ordered to pay estranged wife $6 million in divorce settlement
In another celebrity rich and famous break up, Wall Street banker Paul Perkins has been ordered to pay former beauty queen (from a long time ago) and wife, Vibeke Steineger, $6 million and a stipend of $6,500 per month. As reported by Daily Mail, the two were married in 1989 and became estranged in 2009 after a tiff in the middle of Bloomingdale’s.
Perkins had called his ex-wife a glorified child-minder also claimed that she had conned him into marrying her. Steineger ‘s divorce attorney filed a divorce petition on her behalf in 2012, which was the beginning of a tussle for around $13 million worth of real estate and other assets, including Picasso (abstract which is strange looking art) and Matisse artworks.
Video footage proves costly for investment banker
While Perkins claimed that Steineger was a manipulator, the judge dismissed his claim after his ex-wife’s divorce attorneys produced video evidence of the Wall Street investment banker’s glowing tribute at her 60th birthday party, where he called her the love of his life for 20 years. Steineger won the Miss Norway title in 1970, yes, that long ago. The two married in 1989 and have two children.
Even the best attorneys on the profound website USAttorneys.com cannot do too much about a video this glaring.
During the divorce battle, Perkins claimed that his wife was only fit to look after children and failed to do so properly on several occasions. He alleges that she often took them to school late. She countered the allegations by producing papers that showed papers he was an absent husband since he went golfing at Sleepy Hollow Country Club around 50 times in two years.
However, it was the footage of Perkins professing his undying love for Steineger that turned the battle in her favor with the Judge Crespo noting that the footage indicated that she meant more to Perkins that he claimed in his testimony.