The attorney representing V. Stiviano, Donald Sterling’s girlfriend, said the audio in question in which the Clippers owners tells her not to bring black people to his games is “legitimate” and that Stiviano did not release the recording to TMZ.
“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,” said attorney Mac E. Nehoray to the Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
The NBA is investigating whether the tape is authentic before taking possible disciplinary action against Sterling.