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Rochelle Sterling accused of racist remarks

Rochelle Sterling was named in a lawsuit claiming that she made racist remarks to tenants.
May 1, 2014 6:54:43 AM PDT
Allegations of racist comments made by Donald Sterling's wife may torpedo possible plans to transfer ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers to her.

Donald Sterling could bypass the NBA's decision to force a sale by transferring team ownership to his wife Rochelle Sterling. However, new details about his wife could quash that idea.

In a 2006 lawsuit, tenants accused Rochelle Sterling of making disparaging comments about Hispanic and black people. She denied the claims. The suit was eventually settled without the Sterlings admitting any wrongdoing.

ABC News obtained a video of Rochelle Sterling posing as a health inspector to allegedly gain access to tenant apartments illegally.

A committee of NBA owners met Thursday to discuss how to remove Donald Sterling as owner of the Clippers.

If Donald Sterling sells the team, several notable figures have already shown interest, including media mogul Oprah Winfrey and former basketball player Magic Johnson.

ABC News contributed to this report.


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