The scorned lover in the middle of one of the biggest sports scandals in recent memory, ex-Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s former mistress V. Stiviano was badly beaten up by two white men in New York City on Sunday night. Her lawyer confirmed the news to Radar Online.
Around 7pm, as Stiviano was leaving the Gansevoort Hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, “two white men descended on her,” attorney Mac Nehorary said.
“They were about 5’7 and they knew exactly who she was. They began to hit her and called her the N word.
“Other disgusting slurs were made against her. She was able to run away and several onlookers then began attempting to apprehend the two men.”
Stiviano was taken to a doctor who examined her for possible injuries, he said.
She is expected to make a full recovery, although “one side of her face is extremely red and she is obviously very scared (about her wellbeing),” Nehorary added to Radar.
Stiviano hadn’t filed a police report yet, he added.
She “will probably do so (but) her immediate reaction was to run away from the attackers and get to safety,” Nehorary revealed.
Sterling’s alleged mistress and her lawyer are in New York to appear on CNN‘s Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday.
Sterling, 80, was banned for life from the NBA by Commissioner Adam Silver because of the controversy over the racist comments recorded by Stiviano – who, some sources insisted, was never his lover.
Last Friday, Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly, reached an agreement to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, pending league approval.
This is not the first time Stiviano has faced issues since the scandal broke: As Radar detailed, she had received death threats and was forced to seek advice from a counselor to deal with the fallout of the scandal!
“V started getting death threats almost immediately after Sterling’s racist rants — which she recorded — were made public,” a source previously said.
“Most of the threats were made on social media, and this is one of the reasons why she has scaled back her activity. It has been very scary for V, and she also hired a bodyguard.”
During the outing on Sunday night, Stiviano was with a group of friends, but became separated from them as she was leaving the New York hotspot.
Stiviano will still be on Anderson Cooper’s show Monday night, Nehorary told Radar.
“No one will intimidate her,” he said.
Yikes! Do you think The Sterling Family had anything to do with this?