V. Stiviano Claims She Was Attacked in NYC by Men Yelling Racial Slurs
V. Stiviano — whose recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist rant catalyzed his downfall last month — said Monday morning that she was attacked on the street in New York City by a pair of men yelling racial slurs.
According to Stiviano’s attorney, she was leaving a restaurant in New York City’s meatpacking district (there’s your first mistake) when two men ran up to her and “punched her on the right side of her face several times” while shouting racial epithets. Her attorney said the men knew who Stiviano was and were targeting her. Stiviano is in town to do an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, because that went so well for Sterling.
The New York Post talked to witnesses who told a different story, saying Stiviano was with several others outside the hotel when an argument started within the group that eventually involved two strangers. The restaurant’s bouncer said he didn’t see Stiviano attacked or hear the n-word, as she claimed. “In the chaos, I did not see her get popped in the face, but it wouldn’t surprise me if she did because it was crazy out there,” he said.
Police said they found an intoxicated man on the ground before the restaurant who said he had slipped when a woman approached him, but declined to press charges. Authorities could not confirm Stiviano’s involvement in, well, anything, and did not expect any charges to be filed.