By Sandra Rose  | 

Disgraced LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Battling Cancer

In an exclusive interview with DuJour magazine, disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling implied that his ex-mistress had been blackmailing him. “I wish I had just paid her off," he said.

Vanessa Stiviano, aka V. Stiviano, leaked audio of Sterling telling her not to bring black men to his games. The audio, which was published by gossip tabloid, sparked a firestorm of controversy resulting in Sterling's lifetime ban from the NBA and a $2.5 million fine.

Sterling also indicated he would not be giving any more interviews -- except to Barbara Walters and the NBA.

DuJour magazine limits its subscriptions to the wealthy 1% who must provide proof of their income. The magazine is not available on newsstands.

Meanwhile, Stiviano spoke exclusively to Barbara Walters in an interview that aired last night on ABC.

Stiviano, 31, said Sterling, whom she described as "tormented," was not a racist.

"No, I don't believe that in my heart," she said. " I think the things he says are not what he feels."

"Anyone can say anything in the heat of the moment," she said, referring to his reaction to a photo of herself and Magic Johnson that she posted on

"I think he comes from a different generation ... he was brought up to believe these things ... segregation, whites and blacks. But through his actions, he's shown that he's not a racist. He's shown to be a very generous and kind man."

She told Walters that Sterling discussed race many times in the past.

"There's been a number of occasions where Mr. Sterling and I had conversations just like this one," she said. "Part of what the world heard was only 15 minutes. There's a number of other hours that the world doesn't know."

"God only knows," she said when asked if he will apologize.

Stiviano described her relationship with Sterling as a "father figure."

"I love him just like a father figure," she said, adding that she plays a crucial role in his life.
"I'm Mr. Sterling's right-hand man, arm/man," she said. "I'm Mr. Sterling's everything. I'm his confidant, his best friend, his silly rabbit."

She confirmed they are not romantically involved, and that he was her sugar daddy with whom she had a financial arrangement.

"He at first started paying me as an employee, and then he started paying me off the books," she said.

Sterling purchased a $1,000,000 duplex for Stiviano, as well as a Ferrari sports car and a $250,000 annual allowance.

Stiviano's attorney claims she did not sell the audio to TMZ.

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    • sassyshe

      He at first started paying me as an employee, and then he started paying me off the books,” she said.

      Sterling purchased a $1,000,000 duplex for Stiviano, as well as a Ferrari sports car and a $250,000 annual allowance.
      Translation: I noticed this old yt man staring at me so I worked my way in from employee to mistress. Mistresses can't be paid as employees it'll be too much to explain

    • platinumdime

      Still trying to figure out why the dude V. Stiviano even came out with this mess. Ho you been sleeping wit dis here raisin for mannie years. But anywho carry on. Thanks for the Saturday post Antie!

    • Sandra Rose

      Thanks @ platinumdime! I see you sassy. Good morning luVn_liFe and Yardgirl. :waves:

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    • Yardgirl

      Yay weekend post, thanks!! Hello Miss Sandra and weekend roses!! :happy:

      That trick lost me at "he is not a racist just tormented" B*tch please STFU!! :mad: The one clear thing in this mess is that man IS a racist, no way to sugar coat it!!
      :coffee: <<---- herbal tea to calm my nerves

    • berrysweet

      That trick lost me at “he is not a racist just tormented” B*tch please STFU!! :mad: The one clear thing in this mess is that man IS a racist, no way to sugar coat it!!

      I agree

    • berrysweet

      Thanks for the weekend post @ Sandra Rose :waves:

    • Sandra Rose

      Hi martyfour2003, your registration was denied because you failed to follow simple instructions. Sadly, you are not the proper rosebud for our community. :no:

    • berrysweet

      :yahoo: I'm IN!! Soooo excited to be a Rose!!!

    • Bad Influence

      Sandra! Who is martyfour?? :rofl: u put em all on blast for being slow lol

    • Sandra Rose

      Bad Influence says:

      Sandra! Who is martyfour?? :rofl: u put em all on blast for being slow lol

      He or she tried to register with a free Yahoo email. That's a no no. :nono:

    • Ni ni

      sandra, you are a mess.

    • Sunkissed404

      Lol @ Sandra!! :rofl: Yup! You gotta have a professional email to be a Rosebud. ;) Speaking of which, I need to update my professional email address to reflect my new company email, but I don't know how! :shrugs: I transferred to another county.

    • zurishay

      See, V Steviano admits hes A MAN!

    • Sandra Rose

      @ Sunkissed404: Click on your profile and change the email.

    • Sunkissed404

      Ok. Will do. Thank you! @Sandra

    • Sunkissed404

      Aw shucks... I went to update my profile, but when I entered my company's current email address, I received a prompt that said "Incorrect email address"...I'll keep playing with it to see if I can figure this thing out. If not, I'll just leave it be, before it locks me out or @Sandra

    • libra80sbaby

      This bish :facepalm: so if you don't think he's racist, why the fugg did you record and release the tape??!! This is proof that she recorded it as a way to extort money and when he didn't fold, she ruined him. See that's why ALL rich men need to make these hoes sign a confidentiality agreement when the hoein begins. Attention thirsty azz bish. FDB.

    • libra80sbaby

      Yes what he said was chitty..At least He ain't call black folk niggas. He don't like black folks..period. he has a right not to..but he making money off them tho. Alot of these rich white men don't like blacks, they just love the currency black folks provide. But hell Jordan BLACK and don't like black folks, but folks STILL standing in line for J's like some damn robotic fools

    • libra80sbaby

      And :thankyou: Sandra for this good ole Saturdee post be working it :pc:

    • Sandra Rose

      @ Sunkissed404: Does it end in .com? Or is it one of those newfangled email addy's?

    • Sandra Rose

      @ libra80sbaby: Thanks hun. :)

    • Sunkissed404

      Lol @ Sandra. It ends in .com, but it contains the apostrophe in my first name. I'm sure it's probably recognizing it as a "foreign character" or something. Lol :smack: Thanks mom!! -_- The old email address was simple:

    • Sandra Rose

      @ libra80sbaby: Can;t you leave the apostrophe out?

    • Sunkissed404

      @Sandra Wow, that worked! Lol I took the apostrophe out of my name, and it accepted it. That thing throws EVERY network's equilibrium off. smh :oops: Thank you!!

    • Sunkissed404

      Hey! My comment is awaiting moderation? :rolleyes: Oh brother...

    • Sunkissed404

      And what in the world happened to my pic!? Seems I changed DNA by updating my email address.


      I bet the IRS is happy to hear her interview.. So she was paid as an employee then he started paying her off the books.. lmao she is not that bright.

    • JerseyGirl68

      Someone wrote that wealthy people don't apologize for ish. I see that that person was right.

      I blame all the Blacks who continue to f**k, rent, patronize and work for this racist arrogant bastard. He and his wife would die broke if it were left up to me.

      The wealthy 1% is only wealthy because they have exploited the sick, poor, orphaned, fatherless, widowed, ignorant, fearful, and lazy. If folks knew their own real power, they would shut the ish down ASAP.

    • OpinionHated

      I don't know why everybody so mad at this man when he is not alone - if you work for a large corporation you probably work for a racist, if you shop at large grocery chains you probably buy from a racist, if you purchase designer items you definitely patronize a racist... lets face it America is a racist azz country and proably always will be.... we just have to deal with it and try to minimize its impact on our day to day lives but you can't avoid it.

      As for that Thai sheboy... who cares if she prostituted herself for trinkets with a racist pr*ck who looked at her as chattal...

      I wish this story would go away - but I take solace in knowing everytime he has to pee it's gonna take 3 hours and feel like nails....

    • Dhoward1913

      I wonder if she is ever going to say that she was born a man???

    • Kay

      Yaaayyy!!! I's a "rosebud" now... Thanks Sandra!!! Oh yea, these two men are really beginning to annoy me.