A lawyer for V. Stiviano, the woman at the center of Donald Sterling‘s racist comments scandal, claims she was allegedly assaulted by two white men outside of a New York City hotel on Sunday night.
The incident occurred as Sterling’s former friend was leaving a restaurant by the Gansevoort Hotel with her sister and friends. Attorney Mac Nehorary confirmed exclusively to Radar Online that the assault took place.
“Two white men descended on her,” Nehorary said.
“They were about 5’7 and they knew exactly who she was. They began to hit her and called her the N word.”
“Other disgusting slurs were made against her. She was able to run away and several onlookers then began attempting to apprehend the two men.”
Stiviano was left with her face red and swollen. She did not immediately file a police report, because “she had to get out of there,” Nehoray said.
“I believe she will file a police report Monday,” he said.
Stiviano was taken to a doctor who examined her for possible injuries. She is expected to recover.
The news of her attack comes just days after TMZ posted a video of the young woman (she is of half-Black, half-Mexican descent) making disparaging remarks about African-Americans.
“I don’t understand black people. You give them a little bit of money, they don’t know what to do with it,” she says in the video that purportedly dates back to 2011 as part of a reality show pilot, TMZ said.
CNN reached out to Nehoray for comment on the video, but has not received a response. Meanwhile, Sterling plans to sue the NBA for more than $1 billion for its decision to oust him for his racist comments — comments he says were made public by Stiviano.
We’ll keep you updated with the latest in the Stiviano/Sterling scandal.