Donald Sterling has named his wife, Rochelle, and two other doctors among the defendants in his federal lawsuit against the NBA.
In the complaint, Sterling claims Rochelle worked with NBA commissioner Adam Silver to force him to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
“Additionally, the NBA and Silver isolated Rochelle from her husband and scared her into undertaking certain conduct hereinafter alleged, including the signing of papers … that she did not understand,” the 32-page complaint said. “All of this conduct constituted elder abuse.”
“(The defendants) colluded and worked toward a common goal in causing injury to Sterling’s financial interests,” the complaint said.
The new complaint also addressed the audio recording that began the whole saga,
“Several of the statements on the recording were not made by Sterling,” the complaint said. “The statements alleged to be those of Sterling were apparently altered by Stiviano or her agents.”