Donald Sterling has dropped his lawsuit against ex-girlfriend V. Stiviano in regards to the recording of his racist remarks that led to the billionaire losing ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers and being banned from the NBA.

A Los Angeles County judge dismissed the lawsuit against V. Stiviano on Wednesday at Sterling’s request.

The lawsuit accused Stiviano and celebrity website TMZ of violating Sterling’s privacy and causing damage on a “scale of unparalleled and unprecedented magnitude.”

Sterling, 81, filed the lawsuit against Stiviano in August, and his reasons for choosing to drop it now are not yet known. TMZ had already been dismissed as part of the case on November 6th, based on free speech.

Stiviano has said that Sterling consented to her recordings (which were made public in April 2014), in which he told her that she shouldn’t associate with black people. But in the lawsuit, Sterling said that the recording was “surreptitious and illicit” and was “illegally disseminated” by Stiviano and TMZ.

Maybe Sterling finally decided to just accept that he acted like a total racist and accept the consequences, instead of blaming others for everything? Probably not, but we’ll wait for the details.

The Clippers were sold by Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in 2014, for $2 billion.

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