The mistress and woman at the center of the scandal surrounding LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling said on Friday that she does not believe he is a racist.
She said that Mr. Sterling feels alone and isolate after being banned for life from the NBA after she released a voice recording of him telling her not to associate with black people, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“I think he feels very alone, not truly supported by those around him. Tormented, emotionally traumatized,” she said adding that she loved Mr. Sterling “like a father” and served as his “protector.”
In the lawsuit, Ms. Stiviano is described as a 31-year-old seductress who targets wealthy older men like the 80-year-old Clippers owner.
Although the LA Times reports that the property records show Ms. Stiviano purchased the duplex in December 2013, Ms. Sterling says that she allowed her husband to purchase the home believing his name would be on the deed as well.