An an extended audio recording allegedly featuring a conversation between L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his then-girlfriend V. Stiviano features more racially charged remarks.
The man in the audio notes that “black Jews” in Israel are treated much worse than “white Jews” but then later declares that he gives his black players “food and clothes and cars and houses.” Deadspin first reported the release of the audio.
Here’s the new recording:
“It’s the world,” the man says. “You go to Israel. The blacks are just treated like dogs.”
Sterling allegedly goes on to say that black Jews are treated “100 percent” differently than white Jews.
“And is that right?” the woman replies.
“We don’t evaluate what’s right and wrong,” the man replies. “We live in a society. We live in a culture. We have to live within that culture.”
The woman asks the man why we can’t “be the change” and fight racism, then soon notes that their views on race are different.
To which Sterling allegedly adds “don’t come to my games. Don’t bring black people, and don’t come.”
[sharequote align=”center”]”You go to Israel. The blacks are just treated like dogs.”[/sharequote]
When the woman argues that most of the players on his team are black, Sterling allegedly has this to say: “I support them and give them food and clothes and cars and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? Do I know that I have? Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game?”
Deadspin notes that it’s unsure if the audio has been edited.
Meanwhile the Clippers players made a silent protest of Sterling’s purported comments Sunday. The team ran out of the tunnel for Game 4 of their first-round playoff series at Golden State wearing their warm-up uniforms, huddled together at center court, and tossed their warm-ups to the ground and went through their pregame routine with their red Clippers’ shirts on inside-out to hide the team’s logo.
Clippers players again chose to remain silent and not speak out on Sterling’s alleged comments before the game. Coach Doc Rivers said he would be the only one to speak for the team on the issue.
Clippers President Andy Roeser on Saturday suggested a woman — whom he doesn’t mention by name — was “getting even” with Sterling over a lawsuit, CNN reported.
More from CNN:
Rochelle Sterling, the wife of Donald Sterling, filed a lawsuit last month against Stiviano, who she said was having an affair with her husband.
In the complaint, Rochelle Sterling accuses Stiviano of being a woman who targets extremely wealthy older men. The suit claims that Donald Sterling used the couple’s money to buy Stiviano a Ferrari, two Bentleys, and a Range Rover and that Stiviano took possession of a $1.8 million duplex through fraud. Sterling also gave her nearly $250,000 in cash, the court document says.
Stiviano countered in another court document that there was nothing wrong with Donald Sterling giving her gifts and she never took advantage of the Clippers owner, who made much of his fortune in real estate.
The office for Stiviano’s attorney told CNN that it wasn’t responsible for leaking the recording. Mac E. Nehoray’s office said only that the audio was genuine and gave CNN a statement over the phone.
“We aren’t commenting on anything yet, as any comment may affect the pending litigation,” the office told CNN, adding it would issue a full press release Sunday afternoon.
President Barack Obama responded Sunday to the initial racist comments on an audio recording of a man alleged to be Sterling, while holding a press conference in Malaysia with Prime Minister Najib Razak.
“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That’s what happened here,” Obama said.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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