As she roller-skated in her driveway on Tuesday, with cameras clicking and mics held close, she claimed she will hold the highest office in America one day.
“One day, I will become president of the United States of America and I will change the legislation and laws,” Stiviano said in one of several odd encounters with media camped outside her home. “Modern day history. Civil rights movement.”
KABC-TV posted video of Stiviano’s comments (scroll down to watch).
Stiviano is the woman who pushed”record” and captured Donald Sterling’s racist verbal rampage which led to his “lifetime” banishment from professional basketball. She also said through her attorney that she was never his mistress.
Calabasas lawyer Mac Nehoray told The Times that, contrary to some media reports, Stiviano was not in a romantic relationship with Sterling.
“It’s nothing like it’s been portrayed,” Nehoray said. “She’s not the type of person everyone says.”
Although Stiviano stepped outside her home on several occasions last Tuesday, she always wore a tinted visor to cover her face. The remark about being president came only after the media’s relentless questions – which Stiviano had been mum on.
She was often seen courtside with Sterling at Clippers games and her attorney claims that she is still reeling from the release of the recording in which Sterling chastises her for associating with African American men, including Magic Johnson.
As for the recorded conversation, Nehoray says his client had no role in providing the damaging tape to TMZ, the website that first broke the story. The conversation did occur in September at Stiviano’s home in the presence of another person and Sterling knew he was being recorded, Nehoray added.
He declined to state the purpose of the recording, but said it was “by mutual agreement.”
“My client is devastated that this got out,” he said, adding he and Stiviano “have an idea” who released it. He declined to identify that person.
“Someone released it for money,” he said.
He also insisted Stiviano and the 80-year-old Clippers owner never had a sexual or romantic relationship and that descriptions of her as his mistress in the media and in a lawsuit filed by Sterling’s wife were erroneous.
Read more of this story at The L.A. Times.