V. Stiviano, the woman who recorded her conversations with former NBA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, sat down for an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters yesterday and revealed that she doesn't believe Sterling to be a racist, and that she considers herself to be Sterling's "silly rabbit."
A clip of the interview can be seen above, where Stiviano tells Walters that Sterling is "confused" and "very alone" and that he is "emotionally traumatized" by the incidents surrounding his racist remarks and his subsequent banning from the NBA.
Further details of the interview are available to read through ABC News.
"I think Mr. Sterling is from a different generation than I am. I think he was brought up to believe these things … segregation, whites and blacks," Stiviano said. "But through his actions he's shown that he's not a racist. He's shown to be a very generous and kind man."
Stiviano also tells Walters that she and Sterling were not involved, that she was only Sterling's personal assistant, and that she loves him like a father figure. There's no info, however, on whether Stiviano discusses Sterling's alleged cancer diagnosis.