V. Stiviano, the woman who recorded racist comments made by Donald Sterling, which led to him being banned from the NBA for life, was attacked by two men outside a New York hotel Sunday night, media reports said, citing her lawyer Mac E. Nehoray.
Stiviano, who was in New York reportedly to appear on “Anderson Cooper 360″ on Monday, was taken to the hospital following the assault outside Gansevoort Hotel where two white men punched her and called her “the N-word.” Stiviano received massive media attention after a clip, first posted by celebrity gossip website TMZ, surfaced last month in which she recorded Sterling, who co-owned the LA Clippers basketball team at the time, telling her not to associate with black people after she had posted online pictures of her posing with African-Americans, including basketball Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson.
“They knew exactly who she was. They began to hit her and called her the N word,” Nehoray reportedly said. “Other disgusting slurs were made against her. She was able to run away and several onlookers then began attempting to apprehend the two men.”
The attack comes a day after TMZ posted a video of Stiviano making racist comments similar to those made by Sterling. Nehoray also said that Stiviano will most likely file a police report, which she did not immediately after the attack because “her immediate reaction was to run away from the attackers and get to safety.”
An unidentified source told Radar Online that Stiviano had been receiving “death threats almost immediately after Sterling’s racist rants” were made public through the clip. The new video posted by TMZ was reportedly from footage of a 2011 reality show pilot episode.
“I don’t understand black people,” Stiviano says in the video. “The minute you give them a little bit of money, they don’t know what to do with it.”
"[Black people] just act crazy ... they're like, 'Yo, I wanna put extra rims on top of my rims. And my rims are gonna turn around. I'm gonna call them spinners.'"