When alleged tapes of Donald Sterling making racist comments first surfaced, he wasn’t the only one caught in the crosshairs of the media.
V. Stiviano, the woman who recorded her conversations with the Clippers owner, also raised a lot of eyebrows.
Who is she? What is her relationship to the married man? What’s the deal with those crazy visors she’s been wearing? And why would she stay with a man who made these kinds of comments?
Well, V. answered all these questions and more during her bizzarre 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters, during which she referred to Sterling as a “father figure” and called herself his “silly rabbit.”
And that wasn’t even the most shocking thing Stiviano revealed. She defended the Clippers owner, claiming he wasn’t racist.
“I think Mr. Sterling is from a different generation than I am. I think he was brought up to believe these things … segregation, whites and blacks,” Stiviano told Walters. “But through his actions he’s shown that he’s not a racist. He’s shown to be a very generous and kind man.”
Watch highlights of her strange exchange below:
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles