One week after Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist rant was leaked to the public, the woman at the center of the scandal has broken her silence.
In her first television interview, V. Stiviano told Barbara Walters she is Sterling's "best friend" and insisted that the billionaire businessman is "not a racist."
''There's been a number of occasions where Mr. Sterling and I had conversations just like this one. This was one of very many,'' Stiviano said in an interview on ABC's 20/20 that aired Friday night.
''Part of what the world heard was only 15 minutes. There's a number of other hours that the world doesn't."
During the recording, Sterling told Stiviano that she should not post photos of herself online with black people, including basketball legend Magic Johnson, or bring black people to Clippers' games.