Donald Sterling Contests Doctor Who Found Him Mentally Unfit
07/04/2014 AT 11:25 AM EDT
Sterling claims that after the contested examination, he and the doctor went out for dinner and drinks, along with Shelly and a family friend.
"It was unclear at what point a medical examination ceased and a social interaction began, with the consumption of alcoholic beverages taking place," Sterling's attorneys said in court documents cited by ESPN.
Donald, 80, has found a new doctor who declares him mentally fit, CNN reported.
Shelly Sterling contends her husband is afflicted with Alzheimer's or another mental disorder, and since they are co-owners of the NBA franchise, she claims she has a right to sell it to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
Donald Sterling's racist comments got him banned for life from the NBA in April. He was also fined $2.5 million.
Over the years, the billionaire real-estate developer has paid out millions in settlements to former tenants who, along with the U.S. Department of Justice, have accused him of housing discrimination.
Sterling's home life – he's been married for 59 years and has three kids – has been equally tumultuous. In May, Shelly, 79, told ABC News that her husband is "emotionally abusive and verbally abusive."
Shelly also alleges she has been the victim of a "few incidents" of physical abuse, "but nothing of great magnitude." Donald has not commented on those allegations.