UPDATE: 9:26 PM EST
Though there was some question as to whether or not the 15-minute audio of Donald Sterling spewing racist comments at his girlfriend was real, V. Stiviano’s lawyers have come forward with a statement, claiming the audio is in fact “legitimate.”
It’s also been revealed that the conversation is actually one hour long.
Mac E. Nehoray — of the Nehoray Legal Group — has issued a statement saying, ‘My firm represents Ms. V Stiviano who is a named defendant in a civil action brought by Rochelle H. Sterling in the Central Civil Superior Court, County of Los Angeles.’
‘This office understands that the currently released audio tape of approximately 15 minutes is a portion of approximately one (1) hour of overall audio recording of Mr. Donald T. Sterling and Ms. Stiviano, and is in fact legitimate.’
‘Ms. Stiviano did not release the tape(s) to any news media.’
‘Due to the present litigation and its absurd allegations, which Ms. Stiviano vehemently denies, Ms. Stiviano and this office have no comments at this time.’
TMZ also reports that Sterling’s estranged wife had this to say about her husband:
Shelly Sterling says ‘Our family is devastated by the racist comments made by my estranged husband. My children and I do not share these despicable views or prejudices.’
Shelly goes on … We will not let one man’s small-mindedness poison the spirit of the fans and accomplishments of the team in the city we love.”
And Shelly says, ‘We are doing everything in our power to stand by and support our Clippers team.’
Stay tuned for more updates.
Things are not going to get any better for Donald Sterling any time soon, especially because an extended version of the alleged conversation between him and V. Stiviano leaked earlier this afternoon.
The L.A. Clippers owner can now be heard talking to his girlfriend – who is black and Mexican – for 15 minutes, and if you had any questions about Sterling’s feeling toward minorities before, the extra 6-minutes should clear that right up for you.
In the latest version of the extremely disturbing conversation, Sterling is not only begging V. Stiviano to stop associating with black people publicly, she challenges his racism and confirms that she’s removed all photos with blacks from her Instagram, besides Matt Kemp who is bi-racial like her.
Here is part of the conversation:
V: I don’t understand, I don’t see your views. I wasn’t raised the way you were raised.
Donald Sterling: Well then, if you don’t feel—don’t come to my games. Don’t bring black people, and don’t come.
V: Do you know that you have a whole team that’s black, that plays for you?
Donald Sterling: Do I know? I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? Do I know that I have—Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners, that created the league?
Donald Sterling: It’s the world! You go to Israel, the blacks are just treated like dogs.
V: So do you have to treat them like that too?
Donald Sterling: The white Jews, there’s white Jews and black Jews, do you understand?
V: And are the black Jews less than the white Jews?
Donald Sterling: A hundred percent, fifty, a hundred percent.
V: And is that right?
Donald Sterling: It isn’t a question—we don’t evaluate what’s right and wrong, we live in a society. We live in a culture. We have to live within that culture.
V: But shouldn’t we take a stand for what’s wrong? And be the change and the difference?
Donald Sterling: I don’t want to change the culture, because I can’t. It’s too big and too [unknown].
V: But you can change yourself.
Donald Sterling: I don’t want to change. If my girl can’t do what I want, I don’t want the girl. I’ll find a girl that will do what I want! Believe me. I thought you were that girl—because I tried to do what you want. But you’re not that girl.
Matt Kemp was also dragged into this craziness:
V: Honey, if it makes you happy, I will remove all of the black people from my Instagram.
Donald Sterling: You said that before, you said, “I understand.”
V: I DID remove the people that were independently on my Instagram that are black.
Donald Sterling: Then why did you start saying that you didn’t? You just said that you didn’t remove them. You didn’t remove every—
V: I didn’t remove Matt Kemp and Magic Johnson, but I thought—
Donald Sterling: Why?
V: I thought Matt Kemp is mixed, and he was OK, just like me.
Donald Sterling: OK.
V: He’s lighter and whiter than me.
Donald Sterling: OK.
V: I met his mother.
Donald Sterling: You think I’m a racist, and wouldn’t—
V: I don’t think you’re a racist.
Donald Sterling: Yes you do. Yes you do.
The whole world pretty much thinks so. The Clippers are currently playing the Golden State Warriors in game 4 of the playoff series.
The team protested by warming up with their red shirts worn inside out, so as not to expose the Clippers name. They also wore black socks and black wristbands during the game. Sterling’s estranged wife is in attendance.
Check out a clip below and visit TMZ to see the photo that allegedly got Sterling going.
SOURCE: DeadSpin | PHOTO CREDIT: Splash