NY Man Arrested Over Attack Of Woman
Behind Clippers Scandal
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[June 04, 2014]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Long Island,
New York, man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the weekend
assault of V. Stiviano, the woman who recorded Los Angeles Clippers
owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks that got him banned from the
Police said Dominick Diorio, 40, was arrested at his home in Old
Bethpage, New York, and charged with assault as a hate crime,
aggravated harassment and other charges for punching Stiviano in the
face outside the Gansevoort Hotel in New York on Sunday.
The attack left Stivano's face swollen and red, her attorney Mac
Nehoray, told CNN.
New York Police Department Detective Brian Sessa said the
investigation is still ongoing.
Stiviano is the woman who embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling
can be heard berating for associating with black people and urging
her not to bring minorities with her to Clippers games on an audio
tape posted online by TMZ.com.
Following the release of the tape, Sterling, 80, was banned for life
by the National Basketball Association and fined $2.5 million. Last
week the NBA, where most of the players are black, said it had
reached an agreement to sell the Clippers, though Sterling has
mounted a legal challenge, suing the league for at least $1 billion.
(Reporting by Curtis Skinner; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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