Donald Sterling Says He Was Trying to Sleep With V. Stiviano in Newest Recording
(LOS ANGELES) -- Yet another recording of Donald Sterling surfaced on Friday with the banned Los Angeles Clippers owner saying that he made the racist comments heard in previous recordings because he was trying to have sex with rumored girlfriend V. Stiviano.
A friend of Sterling confirmed to ABC News that the voice on the latest recording is Sterling, saying that the tape was made without his consent. Friday's recording, released by RadarOnline explained that he was "jealous" that Stiviano was spending time with other men.
On Thursday, RadarOnline released audio of Sterling denying that he was a racist, and implying that he would not willingly sell the Clippers.
“You think I’m a racist? You think I have anything in the world but love for everybody? You don’t think that! You know I’m not a racist!” he yells.
Later in Thursday's tape Sterling proclaims that “you can’t force someone to sell property in America,” Sterling says over the proposed forced sale. “Well, I’m a lawyer, that’s my opinion."
On Friday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that former Time Warner and Citigroup CEO Dick Parsons would take over the day-to-day operations of the team. Silver previously banned Sterling from attending games and making business or player personnel decisions for the franchise, while also fining him $2.5 million.
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