Donald Sterling himself said he wished he paid her off. I don’t need to be Jack Bauer to know that Sterling’s girlfriend was trying to bleed him for money and when he wouldn’t pay those tapes conveniently made their way to TMZ.
It took a few days, but now the cops are launching an official investigation according to TMZ.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … a senior investigator for the L.A. County D.A.’s Bureau of Investigation contacted Shelly Sterling Tuesday … asking for an interview in connection with the extortion investigation.
Donald Sterling gave an interview last week … telling a magazine, “I wish I had just paid her off.”
Stiviano’s people told us a week ago … Sterling called her after we posted the audio … asking her, “How can we make this go away?” We have since learned it was NOT Sterling who initiated the call — it was Stiviano.
It definitely isn’t going away now.