V. Stiviano, the alleged mistress of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling, has spoken out days after it was revealed that the 81-year-old sued not only his rumored female companion, but also TMZ for publishing the private recordings — in which he makes racist remarks about basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson — that ultimately led to the demise of the franchise owner and a lifetime ban from the NBA.
In an interview with the #DateFails podcast, hosted by Stephen Kramer Glickman and Kate Quigley, V hints that there’s more to the story than Donald is sharing — and she’s getting ready to spill!
Donald Sterling, former owner of the Clippers.
“I think sometimes, you have to give people the benefit of the doubt or give people the opportunity to voice the truth. Mr. Sterling is in his very late age and I am afraid he’s going to pass sooner than later,” she says.
“And I’ve been around him for the past four years, when he’s learned to have a conscience and be a little bit more reflective in regards to the things he has done in his past and I’m giving him a chance to come clean.”
And if he doesn’t come clean, she’ll divulge all the evidence she’s collected as she explains, “Everything has been recorded, documented, videotaped — everything.”
V says it would “sadden” her if Donald takes what she understands to be the truth to his grave — but she understands it’s a possibility.
V. Stiviano out and about after the initial scandal.
“I have everything to prove all of the facts. And he knows that, and we know that and so on… I work so f–king hard for everything,” she says, her voice cracking.
“Someone can somehow, someway manipulate a system, influence a nation, hire PR companies…to really ruin or hurt someone’s reputation or character based on pure jealousy.”
V claims she doesn’t want to act like a victim — “because that’s kind of obvious” — but insists she regularly speaks to the controversial businessman, who maintains he’ll share the alleged truth “when [he’s] ready.”
“I speak to him consistently, I spoke to him yesterday, and it’s like, 'Are you ever gonna do it?’ [He says,] ‘I will, I will, when I’m ready,’” she claims.
“And it’s like, I want you to do it. I want you to do something right for the first time and I’m not going to clean that slate for you. I want you to do it. And if you don’t — I would have no choice but to do it myself.”