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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.

Poppycock    

Funny how people deny, deny then apoligize is next.

148 days ago
32.

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 .

148 days ago
33.

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

148 days ago
34.

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.

148 days ago
35.

nana    

That was some weak ass apology

148 days ago
36.

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.

148 days ago
37.

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!!

148 days ago
38.

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

148 days ago
39.

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

148 days ago
40.

Yonce❤️❌⭕️    

His wife*

148 days ago
41.

TD_D    

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

148 days ago
42.

Rigby    

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

148 days ago
43.

shantel cookies    

Don't let your tongue get your teeth knocked out

148 days ago
44.

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.

148 days ago
45.

@drayram    

Racist ? I ain't here no ***** this r ***** that matter fact dude said "I love black people" in the recording. Plus he kept asking her to stop when a bitch kept grilling that old white rich racist ass ***** ...who cares he ain't hurting nobody and aint out in public doing no dumb **** so I say LONG LIVE D. $terling and Go Clippers ! ... FM a tragic Johnson that only hired blacks reverse racist ass munky sucka

148 days ago
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