Amid the controversy surrounding LA Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling and his racist rant to his then girlfriend V. Stiviano, Donald is now desperately trying to save his a**. Find out what he asked his ex and get deets on who might have leaked the audio inside…
Since more audio has beenreleased after the initial audio leak of Clippers ownerDonald Sterlingdemanding his model ex-girlfriend V. Stiviano STOP bringing “blacks” to his games, he’s now desperately attempting to keep more possibly incriminating tapes under wraps. Don believes his former mistress is in possession of more than 100+ hours of recordings which could be detrimental to his already tainted reputation.
If you're wondering why there "might" be more tapes....a source says V told friends that Don wanted her to record his conversations because he used the recordings to refresh his memory (remember....he's 80!).
But...after Clippers made a silent statement Sunday afternoon, Donald allegedly contacted his ex-girlfriend asking her "How can we make this go away?" What did she say? The response was...talk to my lawyers!
Now......V (via her lawyers) has released a statement to TMZ stating she was not the person who leaked the tapes:
"My firm represents Ms. V Stiviano who is a named defendant in a civil action brought by Rochelle H. Sterling in the Central Civil Superior Court, County of Los Angeles."
"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."
"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."
So.....if V didn't release the tapes, who else would have something to gain from this? ENTER Don's estranged wife Shelly (who sat courtside at the Clippers game on yesterday). In addition to seeking a divorce from Don, Shelly has filed a lawsuit against V making claims that she stole $1.8 million from Don.
Hmmm...This is MESSY. But it gets even dirtier.
There are reports that V is possibly working on writing a book (she's been posting pictures on Instagram with the tags #RandomHouse and #Simon&Schuster) and the whole "talk to my lawyers" statement may lead to settlement talks.
We'll keep you posted..