V. Stiviano sat for an interview with Barbara Walters on Friday, and we must admit she’s just as delusional as Donald Sterling. During the bizarre conversation, the 31-year-old “personal assistant” said the leaked audio recording was not the first time the Clippers owner made inappropriate comments about Black people. Yet, she insisted he is not a racist.
“There’s been a number of occasions where Mr. Sterling and I had conversations just like this one. This was one of very many,” Stiviano said on ABC’s “20/20.” “Part of what the world heard was only 15 minutes. There’s a number of other hours that the world doesn’t know.”
“I think Mr. Sterling is from a different generation than I am,” she said in his defense. “I think he was brought up to believe these things … segregation, whites and blacks. But through his actions he’s shown that he’s not a racist. He’s shown to be a very generous and kind man.”
Along with saying he should “absolutely” apologize, Stiviano said her billionaire boss is “more traumatized and hurt by the things that he said himself.”
“I think he can’t even believe or understand sometimes the thing he says, and I think he’s hurt by it,” she claimed. “He’s hurting right now.”
She went on to shed light on her relationship with the 81-year-old, claiming that she’s not his mistress but his personal assistant. “I’m his everything — his confidant, his best friend, his silly rabbit,” she said, adding she loves him “like a father figure.”
Sterling was scheduled to sit down for interview with Walters and CNN’s Anderson Cooper at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills yesterday, but he turned them down at the last minute. He claimed he was not prepared.