Washington Spirit investors seek help from former WFT attorney Beth Wilkinson to probe avoidance of sale of majority stake to Asian woman

Jan 10, 2022

Steve Baldwin, the Spirit’s managing partner, is close to finalizing a sale to Todd Boehly, part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers and Sparks, three people close to the situation said. That deal would shut out Baldwin’s co-owner, Y. Michele Kang, who, according to a letter obtained by The Washington Post, has offered $10 million more than Boehly’s $25 million.

In an interview Monday, Wilkinson framed the turmoil at the Spirit, and Baldwin’s move to sell the team for about 30 percent less than Kang’s offer, as partly an issue of gender.

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