Sterling Trial: Donald Takes the StandPosted: July 8, 2014 LOS ANGELES (KABC) For abc7, Robert Holguin reports: The day was described as intense, and at times bizarre and comedic. But almost every time Donald was asked a question, it resulted in a very angry response.
When Donald took the stand, he insulted his wife
On many occasions, Donald would deviate from the original line of questioning and would often insult his wife Shelly’s attorney. His answers at times were also very sarcastic.
“My wife can’t run anything. She’s beautiful and I love her, but she can’t run anything. I’m trying to generate as much success and revenue for my trust.”
— Donald Sterling
In one emotional moment during a break in court, Shelly walked over to Donald and hugged him. He then kissed her hand.
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But when Donald took the stand, he insulted his wife.
“My wife can’t run anything. She’s beautiful and I love her, but she can’t run anything. I’m trying to generate as much success and revenue for my trust,” he said.
“Am I doing this for my ego?” he then asked Shelly’s attorney, who replied yes.
“Yes? You’re wrong, just like you’ve been wrong with every question you’ve asked,” Donald said.
Lawyers on both sides had very different takes on Donald’s performance on the stand.
“I think the claim that he lacks competency is a sham. It’s absurd. And I think that should become more obvious to all of you today,” said Donald’s attorney, Bobby Samini….(read more)
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