LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling recently spoke about his sexual relationship with his assistant known as V.Stiviano in recordings which have been leaked to media. However, Stiviano has denied all those claims stressing that their relationship was not a physical one.
“I’ve never had any sexual relationship with Mr. Sterling. He is in love with me as a person, as a human being." Stiviano told Dr. Phil McGraw in an interview.
However, Dr. McGraw drew attention to the affectionate language which Stiviano used in the original leaked tapes. Stiviano responded: "I call everyone ‘honey’ and ‘love’ and ‘sweetie.,” she claimed.
Stiviano stated that the relationship was more of a business arrangement where Mr. Sterling would pay her off the books and she would provide a range of services for him.
“I was his caretaker. I was his mother. I was his secretary. I was his driver. I did everything for this man for the last three years,” she said.
In addition to the money that Mr. Sterling was paying her, Stiviano also claimed that she would get gifts from the businessman. These gifts, she said were viewed more as from a generous boss than from a lover of any description.
Mr. Sterling is currently fighting NBA measures to remove him as owner after racist comments attributed to him were leaked in original tapes.