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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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91.

Dee    

Liar

146 days ago
92.

megan    

I'm not condoning what he said but why are white people always called out for making racist remarks but black people aren't? A double standard that really pisses me off.

146 days ago
93.

blahblah    

This guy is a beach! Straight up loser!

146 days ago
94.

notimeforthis    

No one would of known what that man said if that person would not of recorded it. She is out looking for money why else would she record their convo. This whole African american thing is crazy, you all that call yourselves that have never been there nor have family from there, why cant you be called just Americans like everyone else. Thats his opinion and he is entitled to it. Making this into a race thing is what keeps everything going, had it been the other way around it would not of been a problem.

146 days ago
95.

Randaleese    

While all this y'all are saying is true.. Let's face it.. Dude got more money than Carter's got Liver Pills. He will come out of it, still rich. She will end up penniless. It ain't right, for damn sure.. But it's how money and the pissy system works. Even Obama isn't stepping in it. He likes his contributors and their money, too much.

146 days ago
96.

LWMSONPOINT    

I believe him, most racist people sound like a lot. Of these. Comments. U know racism. Goes. Both. Ways. And. It. Is. Bold. This. Man. Have. Other. Things. Going. On. From. This. Statement. And people need to stop. Pulling. The. Race. Card. And. Playing. On people. Emotions. # fromahappyblackwoman

146 days ago
97.

Sid    

Sounds like TMZ got it wrong. Time to go find a Bieber or Kardashian-Jenner story. You all may f those up but no one cares.

146 days ago
98.

MYLOVE    

i think it was taken out of context.. he was simply telling her to stop hanging out with men sexing them and then paying for their game visits..

146 days ago
99.

Fatima B.    

If you listen to the video closely seems like she was setting him a trap. He always steers away from the race issue, but she always seems to bring it back, putting words in his mouth.Suspicious much? Yes, seems like she is just a gold digging girl who wants to get money out of his pockets and ruin his name.If he was really a racist, why would he own the Clippers team, a team filled with talented African Americans along with Caucasians. If he were really a racist bigot, wouldn't he pay African American players less than the Caucasians. I think he was framed, to be honest, it seems apparent especially his gf dumb voice, persistent topic of racism. Is it me or she is listing that he is well brought up but he's racist?! I know a housekeeper who worked for him for 9 years, she never labeled Donald Sterling as a racist. On the other hand when she would wait in his car while he and his wife would go dinning in fancy restaurants, he would exit the restaurant and have the housekeeper, in her working rags, enter the fancy restaurant and dine with them, no embarrassment at all from his part. IS THIS WHAT A RACIST DOES? No, it isn't because he indeed isn't racist of minorities. Its his gf who wants to bait him and ruin his reputation. Seems like a gold digger to me, one who asks for lavish gifts, manipulates him.Who are you going to believe, someone who has lived under his roof and worked for him for 9 years or a gf who has been with him for several months and knows nothing about him, but his wallet alone. OPEN YOUR MINDS people and realize that this is a trap. Either way, i think every race has made remarks about other races, just because he is famous, makes his remarks more offensive, when a lot of people, including yourself has made racist remarks about a race you despise.

146 days ago
100.

Kartrashian Klown    

Sterling has a past. If it walks like a duck, talk like a duck...guess what, it's a duck! He's in the wrong area of work if he is a racist. He's just pissed it became public. Right now hes in a rush to release dirt on his gf...hence the new statement there.

146 days ago
101.

OhitsUagain    

Ok, here's the thing if I murdered everyone in your immediate family then went on to kill your grandparents and years later you found out that my child or great grand child now hangs with your future children would you hold that against the child or would you say that has nothing to do with what killer did and let them remain friends

146 days ago
102.

2true69    

Lupita's not having any old ding a ling. Sterling. I think not. Hence gold digger for saggy balls, no self worth or pride, sad chick!

146 days ago
103.

Tax    

FYI you're a racist, and give Jews like me a bad name.

146 days ago
104.

Brian    

What a moron. Of course the tape is real. Even if Sterling isn't racist he hangs out with a lot of racists who caused him to say this crap. He needs to find a better group of friends. It's embarrassing for someone to be an owner of a sports team that has mostly black players and get caught talking like this. He needs to apologize and go to some classes on how to not be racist. Dump all of your friends Sterling. Or sell the Clippers. One or the other.

146 days ago
105.

Ritza    

The biggest lie ever told

146 days ago
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