The woman at the center of the scandal involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling said that she is "very saddened" at the punishment levied to Sterling by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
V. Stiviano, through her attorney Mac Nehoray, also told the Los Angeles Times that she "never wanted any harm to Donald."
The NBA banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million after a recording surfaced in which Sterling was heard making remarks about African Americans.
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"My client is devastated that this got out," he said.
Sterling’s wife, Rochelle, sued Stiviano last month in an effort to reclaim a $1.8-million apartment, luxury autos and cash Sterling gave her.
Witchy has her say :
Stiviano (or whatever her real name is) and her lawyer are chronic liars. She entrapped Sterling, made the tape, and publicized it in order to destroy him. She probably made a bundle of money on that tape OR / AND she will be making that money and more in the future. She is a crude low-life two-faced swine who disturbed the peace for an entire population of good people and destroyed an old fool, with whom she WAS quite intimate, despite her false denials. Sterling didn't pay for her apartment and car out of good will or because she was shown to be favorable of character. On the other hand, maybe he did it because he wanted to help a poor "minority.