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Donald Sterling

I'm NOT a Racist

4/26/2014 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Donald Sterling has come out swinging, with the Clippers organization right behind him ... saying he and his team don't know if the audio TMZ Sports released is legit ... but he says it does NOT reflect his views toward African-Americans.

Sterling and the Clippers organization tell TMZ Sports, "We have heard the tape on TMZ Sports.  We do not know if it is legitimate or if it has been altered."

The statement goes on ... "We do know that the woman on the tape -- who we believe released it to TMZ Sports -- is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family, alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would 'get even.'"

And the statement goes on, "Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life."

And there's this: "He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them." For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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16.

the obvious black guy    

Im not racist. I own the rights to several black players that makes me billions.....way to go donald

88 days ago
17.

Mikey    

Now that this guy is in the clear lets focus on forcing Jay Z out of the NBA for his horrible racist act courtside at a recent Brooklyn Nets game.

88 days ago
18.

Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

Racist insecure white man, these don't exist.

88 days ago
19.

nick    

His other billionaire team owners are more racist...at least he dates a half black woman...

88 days ago
20.

randomnone    

now you are pissing me off white man

88 days ago
21.

1luv    

I'm not racist, I just play one in real life.

88 days ago
22.

threefivetwo    

I think he's just trying to evade a fine by the NBA. Sterling has a history of debatable racial practices.

88 days ago
23.

think101    

Well of course if he says he's not a racist, that just clears everything up.

88 days ago
24.

Mary    

That's not what the lawsuit states. The lawsuit from Donald Sterling's wife Rochelle Sterling states Donald Sterlilng gave money, cars and real estate to Vanessa Stiviano. There's no talk of embezzlement in the lawsuit. I think Donald is changing his tune because she leaked the tape. http://www.mary.cc/vanessa_stiviano_lawsuit.pdf

88 days ago
25.

KT33    

He's full of crap! He said what he said because that's how he thinks and feels. While it was clear that he was being led into saying what he said, the woman doing the leading knew exactly what to say to get the responses that she did because that was NOT the first time he had said those things to her.

His comments were more pathetic than anything. They were the comments of a man who is clearly attracted to black/brown women, but cares about what the "neighbors" think so he tries to pass his girl off as a "delicate white" or "delicate latina" woman. He was obviously mortified that her being seen with black people would blow her non-white cover. He's gross and sad. I will not spend one dime on a Clipper game or anything else that lines this dirtbag's pockets.

88 days ago
26.

Endgame    

Whats with idiots? And I mean darn near everybody posting here and elsewhere along with T MZ.
I've known racist's and know way in hell would they tell their girlfriend that they can sleep with a black but just don't flaunt it. More to this than any of us know.

88 days ago
27.

Chris    

Here we go. If he is suing her for the crime of embezzling 2m (petty cash for him) A MAJOR CRIME, why the conversation? Did he get his Viagra script filled? Doctored the tape? Did she edit out the n word?

88 days ago
28.

Yonce❤️❌⭕️    

Even if that ***** flew me and my bitches all the way out to Dubai *****, you tried, ***** ass ***** you lie

88 days ago
29.

karma360    

Really lol your a known racist the tape was not altered. Are you kidding me... own your racist **** don't back down now because your getting heat at least skin heads walk around with swastika on there shirt to let you know how they feel... you undercover racist are the worst and you have a long history of racism and the clipper organization wou k d back him he owns it duh he's about the most flip flop as racist I ever seen....Oops my bad Paula Dean and him should do a show together...I'm not a racist. I just like to have slaves and call them ******s

88 days ago
30.

DreMakinMoves    

He dated a Black/Latino girl. Is he really a racist? Or just an idiot?: Clearly he's down with the brown!

88 days ago
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