V. Stiviano Allegedly ‘Punched in the Face’ in NYC
V. Stiviano, the woman who infamously taped the damning video of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist comments, was assaulted by two men in New York City Sunday, her lawyer told ABC News.
However, no police reports have been filed, and New York Police Department officials said officers did not respond to any incidents involving Stiviano.
The assault allegedly occurred around 7 p.m. near the Gansevoort Hotel in Manhattan as Stiviano, her sister and friends were leaving a nearby restaurant, said Mac Nehoray, Stiviano’s lawyer.
Nehoray said Stiviano was examined by a doctor after the incident and found to be “banged up but OK.”
New York City police officials said they do not expect any charges to emerge.
“As of now this has no legs,” NYPD officials said.
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According to Nehoray, two men followed her after she exited the restaurant, yelling racial slurs.
Allegedly, they punched her several times, leaving the right side of her face red and swollen, he said.
Stiviano didn’t immediately file a police report, because “she had to get out of there,” Nehoray said. “I believe she will file a police report Monday.”
The alleged incident follows the release of a video filmed for a reality show pilot in 2011 that surfaced on TMZ showing Stiviano sharing disparaging remarks about African-Americans.
“I don’t understand black people. You give them a little bit of money, they don’t know what to do with it,” she says in the video.
Sterling was banned from the league, fined $2.5 million and is being pushed into selling the team.
Sterling has made it clear that he isn’t going away without a fight. He sued the NBA Friday for more than $1 billion for its decision.
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