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Donald Sterling

BAILS On Interviews

with Barbara Walters, Anderson Cooper

5/2/2014 5:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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6:52 PM PDT.  Donald Sterling talked to Walters and Cooper at length and decided NOT to go on camera, telling them he "wasn't prepared" ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

V. Stiviano did sit for a LONG interview with Walters, telling Babs she does NOT believe Sterling is a racist and saying the 15 minutes of audio were "taken out of context."  She also said there was a 3rd person in the room when she recorded Sterling and he KNEW he was being recorded.

We're told poor Anderson walked away with zilch.

V was silent and back in visor mode (above) after talking to Babs -- but yes, she did take it off for the interview. 


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Donald Sterling
and V. Stiviano have reunited for an interview with Barbara Walters Friday afternoon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bev Hills ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Our sources tell us Walters is set to do an interview with both ... and CNN will follow with Anderson Cooper asking the questions.

ABC News is setting up outside in a courtyard of the hotel.

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Babs flew into LAX Friday afternoon ... and played it coy when paps asked if she was here to interview Sterling.



Stiviano left home today decked out in all white ... much dressier than we've seen her all week, but still in the damn visor.

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253 COMMENTS

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46.

Martin Dupuis    

V. Looks like a man

175 days ago
47.

cassandra    

She says he isn't a racist ..so why should he apologize if that's the case?

175 days ago
48.

boo boo    

He's had plenty of time to "prepare". Furthermore, don't agree to do interviews if you only plan to waste their time. Besides, how much preparation does it take to say, "I messed up. I'm so terribly sorry for the disgusting things I said. I will do whatever it takes to make things right by the players and the fans."?

175 days ago
49.

Shudder    

V. Looks like a demon which she is

175 days ago
50.

tgrfan42069    

so she just said she doesnt think he was racist..says what was said was taken out of context..then says she thinks he should apologize..wtf this girl is showing her stupidity.

175 days ago
51.

Shudder    

V looks like a demon

175 days ago
52.

your mom says    

"screw you NBA Im buying a hockey team!"

175 days ago
53.

my 2 cents    

I Wonder how much ABC payed for the interview .

175 days ago
54.

cassandra    

I think he tricked her into showing up and saying he isn't racist ...

175 days ago
55.

Shouldn't throw stones u live in a glass house    

She's a filthy hoe should have not just taken a picture with magic but banged him so she caught it and suffered with that unbelievable

175 days ago
56.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

All the people involved in this sickening story, collectively and individually, are so vile, disgusting and ridiculous.... Isn't there a bridge somewhere that they can all hold hands and jump off of? Stupid people with money is hard to watch.

175 days ago
57.

Black Adam    

Would somebody please smack those Piano keys out that psychotic Ho's mouth. What do you mean you don't think he's Racist. Then why record him then? I hope she gets a Stalker quick that will add her to their Taxidermy collection. Then I will never have to hear about her ever again.

175 days ago
58.

Jayne    

Holey cow, Babs looks old!!! When did she fast-forward? I guess they always look way worse though, without studio makeup, etc. Just wasnt prepared for that. at. all. Yikes!

175 days ago
59.

Oldfart    

She better be thanking her lucky stars he wasn't Italian or something cause that az woulda got whacked

175 days ago
60.

Take America Back!    

This woman is a conniving **** or all ****s with a whack up face like she has been kicked by horse hoofs. She is on a fast track to hell. These are wicked women that all married men need to wise up to. They will bleed you dry and wring out everything they can and you will be left with a wife who will endlessly remind you of your transgressions, your children will despise you and your bank account will be lighter. Go after this wench IRS. She is a hooker and not paying taxes or an extortionist and belongs in jail. Or she accepted many gifts over the gifting allowance.

175 days ago
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