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Donald Sterling's remarks. Racist?

Posted by on Apr. 27, 2014 at 5:48 PM
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Donald Sterling's Relationship With Woman In Audiotape Detailed in Lawsuit

 

Donald Sterling V Stiviano - H - 2014
Associated Press

UPDATED: New audio of the Los Angeles basketball mogul's rant was posted on Sunday morning by sports site Deadspin.

Donald Sterling's incendiary remarks -- caught on tape and posted on Friday night -- have drawn an investigation by the NBA, condemnation from politicians (including President Barack Obama) and calls for the Clippers team owner to sell the franchise. 

The details of how the racist audio recordings made their way to TMZ are only starting to be revealed. V. Stiviano, the woman heard in the recordings, was recently sued by the Sterling family for embezzlement.

She is a "defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would 'get even,'" Clippers president Andy Roeser said in a Saturday statement on behalf of Sterling that served as the first official response to the recordings. 

A suit reportedly filed by Rochelle Sterling, wife of the team owner, in L.A. Superior Court on March 7 sheds light on the $1.8 million figure mentioned. It is the price of a duplex purchased by Donald Sterling for V. Stiviano, The Los Angeles Times reports from the filing. Sterling also gifted Stiviano with a Ferrari, two Bentleys and a Range Rover, the filing says. 

The filing also states that Sterling's relationship with Stiviano began in 2010 and describes Rochelle Sterling as "a married woman seeking to protect and recover community property in her individual capacity," according to the L.A. Times

The attorney of V. Stiviano released a statement on Sunday clarifying the audio recordings that have surfaced. 

"This office understands that the currently released audio tape of approximately 15 minutes is a portion of approximately one (1) hour of overall audio recording of Mr. Donald T. Sterling and Ms. Stiviano, and is in fact legitimate," stated attorney Mac E. Nehoray in a press release. "Ms. Stiviano did not release the tape(s) to any news media. Due to the present litigation and its absurd allegations, which Ms. Stiviano vehemently denies, Ms. Stiviano and this office have no comments at this time."

In the audio TMZ posted, which was not dated, Sterling can be heard expressing his apparent displeasure with Stiviano about inviting "black people" -- including NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson -- to attend Clipper basketball games.

On Sunday, Gawker Media's Deadspin acquired a 15-minute version of the conversation between Stiviano and Sterling. In the remarks -- the website disclosed that it doesn't yet know if the audio was "edited in some way" -- the mogul is heard making similarly racially charged remarks. 

The NBA league office and the players association issued statements on Saturday announcing an investigation into the remarks. League commissioner Adam Silver said Sterling would not attend Sunday's Clippers playoff game against the Warriors and mentioned that action against the owner is pending.

After Johnson denounced the remarks -- including the assertion that he and his wife, Cookie Johnson, would not attend a Clipper game as long as Sterling is the owner -- many prominent NBA names weighed in. Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, now owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, released astatement to CBS News saying, "I'm obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views."

Jordan added: "I am appalled that this type of ignorance still exists within our country and at the highest levels of our sport."

It seems clear to me how this man thinks.  What about you?

Now, there will be a few other posts, within this one, with the audio of the tape and so on.

Is the tape doctored?  Time will tell.  

 Not really surprised by this.

His wife, suing the 'other woman'................. I almost laughed.

What sad, sad people they all are.

by on Apr. 27, 2014 at 5:48 PM
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Apr. 27, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Further Donald Sterling Audio—"I Support Them and Give Them Food"

Deadpsin has acquired an extended Donald Sterling audiotape, and it reveals an even deeper level of bigotry from the mouth of the Clippers owner. "Evil heart" can't really cover it, but thanks for trying, Sterling.

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Original post by Kyle Wagner on DEADSPIN

Exclusive: The Extended Donald Sterling Tape

Deadspin has acquired an extended, 15-minute version of the conversation between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his then-girlfriend V. Stiviano. If the original nine-minute tape acquired by TMZ left any questions about Sterling's opinions regarding minorities, the audio here should remove all doubt that he's a doddering racist with views not too far removed from the plantation.

You can find the new audio in the above video, which contains the transcript. (This version is also a little crisper than the original and has some extra background activity around the edges, which indicates that this was recorded in a house.) As with the original, we don't know if this has been edited in some way. The NBA is investigating. Thus far, Sterling's team has offered only a tepid response, lightly suggesting the possibility that the original audio had been doctored and pointing out that V. Stiviano had recently been sued by the Sterlings.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Apr. 27, 2014 at 5:50 PM

The audio did not post.

Let me try it this way.

The link is HERE.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Apr. 27, 2014 at 5:52 PM

I can't C&P this article from ESPN.

The link is HERE.

Lots of tweets by many, including the son of the coach for the Clippers.

ReginaStar
by Gold Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 7:36 PM
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No and's, if's, or but's about it. 





 Jaliyah  My video here

Outspoken.Mime
by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 7:37 PM
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Holy mother of God that chick next to him has too much plastic surgery

Crazylife1994
by on Apr. 27, 2014 at 7:41 PM
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In my personal opinion he sounded more like a jealous old man. I just can't wrap my head around why a man that is that racist dating a half black/ half mexican woman. It seems more like a set up to gain money in this lawsuit because normal people don't tape personal conversations unless they are trying to set someone up.

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 7:41 PM
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Oh...uh...Im waiting until a full investigation has been completec before I comment.

Thats the line around here lately, right?
Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 7:50 PM
Waiting for the NBA to make its' ruling
UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 7:52 PM
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You cant have an opinion until someone else has one first?

Quoting Donna6503: Waiting for the NBA to make its' ruling
Carpy
by Ruby Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 7:52 PM

You actually needed to ask?

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