The former girlfriend of Donald Sterling, ex-owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was attacked outside a Manhattan hotel Sunday by two men who struck her in the face while shouting racial slurs, according to the 31-year-old V. Stiviano's attorney.
The London Daily Mail reported that the woman who recorded the remarks that cost Donald Sterling his ownership of the Clippers was taken to a hospital to be examined for possible injuries after fleeing from the 'n-word' screaming men. Around 7 p.m., Stiviano was leaving the Gansevoort Hotel when “two white men descended on her,” her attorney Mac Nehorary told RadarOnline. The attack occurred around 7 p.m.
"They knew exactly who she was. They began to hit her and called her the N word," Nehorary said. "Other disgusting slurs were made against her. She was able to run away and several onlookers then began attempting to apprehend the two men.:
"V started getting death threats almost immediately after Sterling’s racist rants — which she recorded — were made public," an unidentified source told Radar.
The attack follows the revelation, this past week, of a video that shows her making racially charged remarks. The 2011 video, which was obtained by TMZ Sports, was allegedly made by Stiviano for a reality show pilot about gold diggers.
"I don't understand black people," the mixed-race Stiviano says into the camera. "The minute you give them a little bit of money, they don't known what to do with it." She goes on to mock African-Americans for their supposed tendency to waste their money on trivial things.
Sterling lost the authority to stop the $2 billion sale of his NBA team Thursday, after reportedly being determined mentally unfit to make decisions about the family trust.
Sterling was hit with a $2.5 million fine and lifetime ban from the NBA due to racist remarks he made that were revealed in recordings last month.
In those recordings, he is heard telling Stiviano "In your lousy (expletive) Instagrams, you don't have to have yourself with - walking with black people." Speaking about NBA legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Sterling added "admire him, bring him here, feed him, (expletive) him, but don't put (Magic) on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don't bring him to my games."