Ad Dollars Clip Owner’s Wings

By Tom Score

For over three decades he has owned the worst team in professional sports. In 2006 he announced he would spend $50 million to provide services to LA’s homeless population. By 2009 ground had yet to be broken. That didn’t stop him from continuing to run full page ads in the LA Times touting his pledge. In 2006 he was sued for housing discrimination for using race as a factor in renting some of his apartment buildings. African Americans and Hispanics need not apply. If you had children – look somewhere else. In 2009 he paid a $2.73 million fine to settle claims brought by the Justice Department for engaging in discriminatory rental practices.

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