Crime Donald Sterling Contests Doctor Who Found Him Mentally Unfit The billionaire has reportedly found his own doctor to declare him mentally fit By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis Sheila Cosgrove Baylis Sheila Baylis is Senior News Editor for PEOPLE's Health vertical; she contributes to print features and directs the digital Health team on stories ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to body image and women's health. She has a Master's Degree in Gender Studies. People Editorial Guidelines and Johnny Dodd Johnny Dodd Instagram Twitter Johnny Dodd is a senior writer at PEOPLE, who focuses on human interest, crime and sports stories. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 4, 2014 11:25 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: oah Graham/NBAE/Getty Donald Sterling plans to argue the findings of a doctor called to examine his mental capacity – and put forth his own doctor’s results – in the case that will determine whether his estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, had the authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers. 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. Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up!