V. Stiviano Ordered to Return $2.6 Million in Pricey Gifts to Wife of Ex-Clippers Owner

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, and V. Stiviano watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason game in December 2010. (Credit: Associated Press)

A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday ruled that the wife of the former Clippers owner is owed $2.6 million by a woman her husband showered with gifts.

Judge Richard Fruin Jr. awarded Shelly Sterling most of the nearly $3 million she had sought.

Sterling had alleged that the money used to buy V. Stiviano a house, luxury cars and stocks was her community property.

Stiviano’s lawyer had argued the gifts were made when Donald and Shelly Sterling were separated and that Shelly Sterling couldn’t seek them from a third party.

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