V. Stivano, the
golddigger woman at the center of the Donald Sterling race scandal, was attacked as she left a New York City restaurant on Sunday afternoon, her lawyer tells RadarOnline.
The assault took place as Stiviano and a group of women were leaving a restaurant near the Gansevoort Hotel, according to Mac Nehorray, who represents Stiviano. Shortly after their departure, two men — described as White and approximately 5 foot 7 inches tall — began following Stivano, yelling the N-word and “other disgusting slurs.” The still unidentified attackers punched her several times, leaving the right side of her face red and swollen.
Onlookers tried to apprehend the assailants, but their attempts were unsuccessful. Stiviano has yet to file a police report, but will “probably” do so, Nehorray says. Stiviano is reportedly in the Big Apple for a Monday evening appearance on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 — where he former beau (or boss, depending on who you ask) Donald Sterling made an appearance last month.
In recordings made by the ex-assistant, Sterling chastises Stiviano for Instagramming photos of herself with high-profile African-Americans, including NBA legend Magic Johnson. He ordered her not to invite Magic — or any other Blacks — to Clippers games.
The scandal rocked the world of professional sports. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling from the league, fined him $2.5 million and tried to force the sale of the team the Sterling clan has owned since 1981. The Clippers franchise has since been sold to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a reported $2 billion.
Interestingly enough, on Saturday, TMZ unearthed a 2011 reality show pilot showing Stiviano (who is African-American and Mexican) also making racist comments. Sound familiar?
Despite the attack, Stiviano is still expected to sit down with Anderson Cooper. Her attorney tells RadarOnline:
“No one will intimidate her.”