Donald Sterling’s former mistress V. Stiviano has to pay his wife for the nearly $3 million in cash and gifts he lavished upon her during their affair, but the hosts of “The View” are calling foul.
“I think it’s awful … She’s such a maniac that we should continue funding her,” guest panelist Michelle Collins joked on Wednesday’s episode.
“Second of all, she had to sleep with Donald Sterling? Not enough millions, I say. Give her another $5 million!” the comedienne added.
Though the audience was initially on the side of jilted wife Shelly — who on Tuesday won a lawsuit alleging Stiviano manipulated Donald Sterling into gifting her with luxury cars, cash and a $1.8 million Beverly Hills duplex out of the Sterlings’ shared account — the hosts pointed out that Stiviano may be an adulterer, but she shouldn’t have to give back those gifts.
“The person who should be paying the wife back is the husband,” Whoopi Goldberg said to a chorus of applause.
The hosts quickly pivoted to another controversy, one surrounding Dallas CEO Cheryl Rios, who wrote on Facebook this week that women should not be president because they have “different hormones” than men.
“Is she the CEO of Dumb Bitches Inc.?” Collins asked. “I don’t have any room for this in my life.”
“View” regular Nicolle Wallace said her favorite line of Rios’ post was, “I am moving to Canada.”
“We must hold her to this,” Wallace said.
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