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Donald Sterling

KNEW He Was Being Recorded

... Ex-GF Tells Friends

4/27/2014 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0427-stiviano-sterling-landov-instagram-01Donald Sterling was AWARE he was being taped during the conversation that was posted on TMZ
Sports, in which the L.A. Clippers owner went on a racial rant ... so claims the woman who taped him.

A source connected with V. Stiviano tells TMZ Sports ... the full conversation lasted approximately 1 hour.  We're told Stiviano insists it was clear to Sterling at the beginning of the conversation he was being recorded.

What's more ... our sources say Stiviano routinely recorded her conversations with Sterling as HIS "archivist."  And what's more ... she would regularly play the tapes back to him because he would often forget what he had said.

Our sources say sometime after the tape was recorded on April 9 ... Stiviano and Sterling got in an argument because he wanted her to sign a confidentiality agreement ... which she would not.  We're told he then denied ever making the racist statements on the tape, so she played the entire tape for back him ... before it was ever posted on TMZ Sports. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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Tre2    

I just want to say that TMZ is doing a fantastic job of covering this story. Keep up the good work!

97 days ago
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Chris    

Tmz had this all laid out. I don't believe this story. No one is that stupid. But if he did trust het, I guess so.

97 days ago
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Dog And Pony    

I guess no one will know until the original recording is released and authenticated by a forensic lab. Until that time, the court of public opinion has branded Sterling a racist.

Why not release the tape so we can hear that he knows he's bing taped?

97 days ago
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static    

He's a typical hypocritical Democrat.

97 days ago
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sum dum jerq    

Why doesn't she have a first name? Did she sell it to pay for those lips?

97 days ago
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darkshadow    

surprise. an old white man a racist. and let me say this. it's the stupidist form of prejudice. i don't remember any of us having a choice of what color we were to become. deep down he doesn't give a ****. he can only be hurt by an empty pocket. E.L.E. everybody love everybody. so much hate in this world. Snoop's "white Bread" comment was so dumb. Wanna know why white people laugh at that. There's no "sting" in that comment like the "N" word. and hey black people. it's just a word. if you keep being offended by it, you give it power. sticks and stones my black friends. come up with something better snoop. or better yet, don't.

97 days ago
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Tom     

Face it folks! He's a racist pig!

97 days ago
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Wow ...    

I doubt he knew she was recording him, but I don't feel bad that his racist a$$ is on blast. Whistleblower?

97 days ago
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nick    

Shhe did not know she would publucize it

97 days ago
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nick    

So who are the freins he is wrorried about.....release the other tapes so we can know wjo the racist people he don't want to answer too are....are they other team owners and NBA officials?

97 days ago
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Just My Opinion    

LMAO, By his picture here. I can see why anything that his gf would be doing, he would be jealous over. The woman is dating a silly looking, unattractive jealous horny toad.

97 days ago
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Tom     

Donald Sterling is a ****tie smelling stank breath old diaper wearing bitch

97 days ago
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nick    

Y didn't he offer her money to sign the agreement?

97 days ago
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Gretel    

I won't believe he either knew it was being recorded or felt secure enough that she wouldn't betray his private conversation with her that he would be honest. People are acting like no one in his position is racist. BULLSH1T.

97 days ago
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Usagi-chan    

Ummmmmm how about NO! There is no way this man would allow her to record him saying this. He couldn't have known. You don't get that rich being that effing stupid.

97 days ago
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