Date: April 26
TMZ leaked audio of Donald Sterling, owner of the L.A. Clippers, making extremely racist remarks about black people to his girlfriend V. Stiviano (who is of black and Mexican heritage). The more the story unfolded, the more troubling it became. Clippers fans and players were obviously outraged by Sterling's rant, and the team staged a silent protest at a game.
Both Sterling and Stiviano gave outrageous interviews to Anderson Cooper and Barbara Walters, respectively. Shelly Sterling is currently attempting to remove her husband from the trust that owns the Clippers so that she can sell the team, and Stiviano was recently assaulted in an alleged hate crime by a man in New York City, shortly after her Barbara Walters interview.
Stiviano is the real mystery here: She refers to Sterling as "Mr. Sterling" and calls herself his "best friend" and "silly rabbit" while wearing the greatest anti-paparazzi visor anyone has ever seen.