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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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31.

Truth    

DUDE IS FULL OF SH*T. THERE WAS NUTHIN ALTERED. THE CONVO PLAYS QUITE WELL. THE CHIC GOT BACK AT HIM BECUZ SHE KNEW HE WAS A RACIST. POINT BLANK. OF COURSE THE CLIPPERS ARE BEHIND HIM --> ALL THE WHITE DUDES ON THE PAYROLL. STFU FOR REALZ!! #TRUTH!!

91 days ago
32.

Poppycock    

Funny how people deny, deny then apoligize is next.

91 days ago
33.

Ritza    

Miserable coward . You know how you feel so SAY IT . If your racist and you hate blacks like 99% of your miserable race does OWN IT . Be the ignoramus that your white privilege has afforded . they love to throw stones but hide behind an "apology" when it's taken how it's meant . smhh this is so tired .

91 days ago
34.

Me2003    

Umm so he can't confirm the tape is real but is sorry if anyone is offended by it...what do you mean you don't know if its real...smh riiidght

91 days ago
35.

Arete    

So they don't know if the tape is legit or not? LOL, GREAT defense! Either Sterling said the comments or he didn't. If Sterling didn't say the comment, the tape is not legit and Sterling should know what his own mouth said! This guy is lying.

91 days ago
36.

nana    

That was some weak ass apology

91 days ago
37.

Lisa    

To me, it sounds like he's telling his black girlfriend, "fine. you can have sex with black men, but don't post pictures with them or bring them to my games." I think he's saying it humiliates him when she rubs it in that she's having affairs.

91 days ago
38.

Truth    

BACKTRACKING MUCH?? IS THAT CHIC HIS GF OR NOT??? NOW HE SAYS IT'S SOME BIMBO OUT TO GET HIM. RACIST DOUCHE BAGGERY TO THE MAX. USING THE RACIST MEL GIBSON'S DEFENSE ---> THE CHICA ALTERED THE TAPE. F*CK OFF ALREADY. #TRUTH!!

91 days ago
39.

nick    

She can sleep with blacks just don't announce it or else he would have to answere to his racist freinds.....the other teams owners and managers at the NBA...at least he is going out wuth a black woman

91 days ago
40.

Yonce❤️❌⭕️    

I just read the lawsuit. He gifted her with a Bentley a Ferrari and a hummer from 2010- 2014 and a house and she was unaware and wants the money back lol

91 days ago
41.

Yonce❤️❌⭕️    

His wife*

91 days ago
42.

TD_D    

LIAR!!! We don't believe you!! Racist fool!

91 days ago
43.

Rigby    

HOLD UP isn't he married? And he's parading around with his girlfriend in public? Wtf...

91 days ago
44.

shantel cookies    

Don't let your tongue get your teeth knocked out

91 days ago
45.

Stinka    

anyone associated with this dude knew Sterling was a bigot. even his private businesses were sued for discrimination. stern should have forced him out years ago.

91 days ago
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