Man Charged With Hate Crime, Assault For Attack on Donald Sterling Mistress V. Stiviano
A New York man has been arrested for allegedly attacking former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s former mistress V. Stiviano in a racially motivated assault.
Images obtained by The Daily Mail show extensive swelling and bruising on the right side of the 31-year-old Stiviano’s face from what she says was a random attack in front of a New York City restaurant in which two men yelled racial slurs at her and punched her.
Doctors examined Stiviano after the incident and said she was “banged up but OK.”
Meanwhile, 40-year-old Dominick Diorio of Bethpage, New York has been charged with assault as a hate crime, aggravated harassment, and harassment for allegedly punching Stiviano in the face on Sunday night.
The other man reportedly yelled racial slurs at Stiviano but he has not been arrested.
According to her attorney, “Ms. V. Stiviano was attacked outside of Gansevoort Hotel by two white males. As Ms. Stiviano was getting inside a cab, one of the assailants punched her in the face, calling her a f***ing n***** b*tch. Moments later, Ms. Stiviano was punched again by the same person while he was yelling ‘I am going to slaughter you.’”
The statement continues, saying “as the assault on Ms. Stiviano continued, some bystanders attacked the assailant. Ms. Stiviano was rushed away from the scene and was seen by a private physician upon her return to the hotel. She is badly bruised and swollen on the right side of her face and has some difficulty with her speech.”
Her attorneys also released another statement, saying “we understand that there are now two videos of the assault that have been located. In additional, several witnesses have come forward with relevant and critical information regarding the facts surrounding the incident and the identity of the assailants.”