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Clippers owner Sterling denies being racist in new recording: report

Published on May 9, 2014 2:31 AM
 

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was banned for life from the National Basketball Association after a tape of his racist comments became public, claimed in a new recording he was not a bigot, according to an online report on Thursday.

The entertainment news blog Radar Online said it obtained a tape from an anonymous source who provided an affidavit confirming the voice was that of the 80-year-old Sterling.

"You think I'm a racist?" Radar Online quoted Sterling as saying on what it reported was a secretly recorded phone conversation. "You think I have anything in the world but love for everybody? You don't think that! You know I'm not a racist!"

Radar Online included the recording in its report. Reuters could not independently confirm it was Sterling's voice on the recording.

 
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