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V. Stiviano Assaulted in New York City, Says Lawyer

Two men reportedy punched the 31-year-old and called her racial slurs, a day after a video of her making her own racist remarks surfaced

V. Stiviano, the woman who was recorded in conversation with Donald Sterling when he made racist remarks that led to his lifetime ban from the NBA, was assaulted in New York City Sunday night, according to her attorney.

Mac Nehoray said two men attacked the 31-year-old and yelled racial slurs at her as she was leaving a restaurant at the Gansevoort Hotel with her sister and friends, CNN reports. The news comes after TMZ — the outlet that first published the recording of Sterling — published a video on Saturday that shows Stiviano, who is black and Mexican, apparently making her own racist remarks about black people.

Nehoray told ABC News that Stiviano was “banged up but OK.” She did not file a police report because she “had to get out of there,” but Nehoray said she will likely file one on Monday.


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