Friday, May 2, 2014

Visor Stiviano: Sterling Is Not a Racist

LaTi reports:
V. Stiviano, the woman at the center of the Donald Sterling scandal, broke her silence Friday night, telling Barbara Walters in an interview that she doesn't believe the L.A. Clippers owner is a racist.

Speaking on ABC's "20/20," Stiviano said Sterling feels alone and isolated after being banned from the NBA over recorded comments in which he tells her not to associate with black people.

When Walters asks Stiviano if Sterling is a racist, she replies: "No, I don't believe it in my heart," according to 20/20.

She noted that Sterling, 50 years her senior, is of a different generation. She didn't take his comments about blacks as being bigoted, according to 20/20.

Still, she said he should apologize for what he said.

Walters said Stiviano had seen Sterling earlier and asked how he was doing.

"I think he feels very alone, not truly supported by those around him. Tormented, emotionally traumatized," she said.

Stiviano said she served as Sterling's "protector" and loved him "like a father."

[Updated at 7:45 p.m., May 2: Stiviano also told Walters that there are hours of recordings with Sterling that have not been made public.]

A settlement has apparently been reached with Visor, but the damage has been done.


  1. Translation: you can still buy my cooperation, but it's going to cost you double...

  2. Unless he's bangin' the crap out of her, he should tell her to get lost. He's rich - he can have any babe he wants.

  3. I just introduced Booker T. Washington to a friend of mine over at ericpetersautos and he posted some quotes from Mr. Washington found on I wonder how relevant they are today:

    You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.

    I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.

    No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. It is at the bottom of life we must begin, and not at the top.

    If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

    - Helot