Though it was subsequently reported that paperwork wasn’t quite in order, the LA Times’ Nathan Fenno writes that former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling (above, right) filed for divorce from wife Shelley earlier today :
The documents alleged that Shelly Sterling has refused to distribute her husband’s share of the record $2-billion sale of the Clippers.
Half of the amount is in an escrow account controlled by the NBA pending the outcome of Donald Sterling’s federal lawsuit against the league. The remainder went to Shelly Sterling.
Donald Sterling’s attorney, Bobby Samini, said that “more or less” his client hasn’t seen a dime from the sale.
“Donald hereby demands an accounting and distribution,” the court filing said.
In March, Sterling added Shelly Sterling as a defendant in his lawsuit against the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. He accused her of conspiring with the league to sell the Clippers against his wishes. That lawsuit said Shelly Sterling “fraudulently induced” and “fraudulently arranged” for the doctors to examine Donald Sterling last year.