Yes, free from criticism
No, she's just as slimy as he is
Sterling is a racist scum bag who deserves the firestorm of criticism he's getting. That said, his girlfriend set him up and based on the fact that she's a model hot woman dating a rich dude old enough to be her grandpa, I think she did for a personal payday, not out of any altruistic desire to reveal what a scumbag Sterling is. She's a gold digger who will casually betray personal confidences and trust just to make a buck. She's just as despicable a person as Sterling. They deserve each other.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius