The national pariah known as Donald Sterling has told RadarOnline.com that he intends on speaking out in a tell-all interview “shortly."
In a phone conversation with Radar Editor in Chief Dylan Howard on Friday, the embattled 81-year-old Los Angeles Clippers owner was tight-lipped about the latest tawdry revelations contained in two audio tapes posted exclusively on this site.
But Sterling — banned for life from the NBA — said: "I want to be clear. Please understand... I do intend on giving an interview. “
Pressed on when he would talk publicly, the real estate mogul responded: “Shortly.”
“You think I’m a racist?” the beleaguered billionaire angrily asked a long-time friend in the recorded phone conversation on May 1.
“You think I have anything in the world but love for everybody? You don’t think that! You know I’m not a racist!”
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The source -- a close friend of Mr. Sterling -- executed a notarized affidavit to confirm the explosive conversation took place.
“I’m talking to a girl. I’m trying to have sex with her,” Sterling explained to the pal.
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“I’m trying to play with her. If you were trying to have sex with a girl and you’re talking to her privately and you don’t think anybody’s there, !”
When asked by Howard how he was holding up in the wake of the , Sterling said: “I am sorry... There is just no comment I can make at this point.”