V. Stiviano: I’m Donald Sterling’s Confidant, Right-Hand Arm Man [Audio]
V. Stiviano, the woman who recorded Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist comments and got him in a heap of trouble, spoke to Barbara Walters to discuss her feelings about Sterling and if she thinks he’s a racist.
“I think Mr. Sterling is from a different generation than I am, I think he was brought up to believe those things — segregation, whites and blacks, minorities,” Stiviano told Walters, adding: “But through his actions he’s shown that he’s not a racist. Through his actions, he’s shown to be a very generous and kind man. If he was a real racist, then why would he help the word the way that he has.”
Stiviano admitted that Sterling should apologize, however.
Walters asked Stiviano what she thinks the biggest misconception people have made about her is.
“That I’m a mistress, or a whore, or a woman of the night,” she replied. So, what is she then?
“I’m Mr. Sterling’s right-hand arm…man,” she explained. “I’m Mr. Sterling’s everything. I’m his confidant. His best friend. His silly rabbit.”
Yup, you read that right: silly rabbit.
Check out more highlights (lowlights?) from Stiviano’s interview with Walters below.