Transcript for Shelly Sterling: 'I'm Not a Racist'
Donald Sterling breaking his silence about racism and NB -- ownership he said he is sorry for what he said. And made his case for a second chance of a good member who made a mistake. And I'm apologizing. In and I'm asking for forgiveness. -- am -- entitled to one mistake in my after the 35 years. Today in a response the man brought in to manage the teams of the words are coming too late and that he's certain they can force the sale. Which brings us to someone else speaking out sterling his wife Shelley sterling sitting down for an ABC news exclusive and telling our Barbara Walters. What she thought of her husband's words and how she's entering the fight for the clippers. His. She is the mystery woman at the center -- -- racial Firestone. -- sterling wife mother and co -- the -- a billion dollar franchise. He LA clippers. This is telling you own 15%. Of the LA clippers that reports that the NBA wants to isu completely. As a Timonen. You'll fight that decision I looked like that decision do you support the -- decision. To -- your husband. I can't comment on the -- I was shocked -- What he said but I don't know why I should be punished. For what his actions where. But -- sterling and her husband had been accused of racism in the past. Booked was sued multiple times about allegations that they try to keep blacks and Hispanics out of their apartment buildings. Have to ask you something that's lasting painful to you. In the past you yourself to settle lawsuits alleging. That you two -- racist it's been said did you talk -- an employee you I'm quoting. You could not to remodel my apartment the way I want because that she knows herself -- I never in my life that percent that. But you know that people have saved -- from making. Racist remarks. -- and Dave we've gone to court. And I'm one and the court. Actually the -- did not win that discrimination lawsuit. But that admitting liability. They settlement the Justice Department and paid -- -- -- two point seven million dollars. I'm not a racist is Donald Sterling -- -- Have never heard say racial things. I don't know. It was horrible when I heard. An English just degrading. And make me sick to hear it. But as far as a racist I don't really think he is -- recent. And Barbara Walters is right here with us now socially sterling says she owns half the team what does that mean for the ownership for the sale. -- it's a little tricky because we haven't seen the end of this Diane challenge -- claim to the clippers may ultimately be decided in court. While the family -- divide between 5050. Between husband and wife even Spain. The NBA says Donald Sterling is the controlling our own. I guess according to the NBA constitution. His interest is terminated. Then sell -- -- according to the NBA. He prevails OK thank you so much Barbara -- -- -- the interview.
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