V. Stiviano Opens Up About Sterling: I’m Not His ‘Mistress’ or a ‘Whore’

V. Stiviano, the woman at the center of the Donald Sterling controversy, opened up in an interview with Barbara Walters Friday night, denying that she’s a “mistress” or “whore” and bizarrely referring to herself as Sterling’s “best friend” and “silly rabbit.”

Sterling reportedly spoke out publicly today, saying “I wish I had just paid her off,” presumably referring to Stiviano, who was on the receiving end of Sterling’s racist rant that went public late last week. When paparazzi caught up with Stiviano earlier this week, she went on a weird rant about how she’ll be the president one day and what she would do in that position of power.

On 20/20, Stiviano said, “I think he feels very alone, not truly supported by those around him. Tormented, emotionally traumatized.” She said Sterling should “absolutely apologize.” Regarding her relationship with Sterling, Stiviano said, “I love him like a father figure.” She continued, “I’m Mr. Sterling’s everything. I’m his confidant, his best friend, his silly rabbit.”

She suggested Sterling is “being tested by a higher power” and when asked if she believes Sterling is a racist, Stiviano said, “I don’t believe it in my heart.”

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