V. Stiviano, Woman Heard in Donald Sterling Rant, Says 'One Day I Will Become President'

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V. Stiviano and Donald Sterling

"One day I will become president of the United States of America. And I will change the legislation," said Stiviano to local news cameras on Tuesday.

V. Stiviano, the woman in the infamous audio conversation with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in which he was heard making racist statements, made an appearance in front of local news cameras on Tuesday night and revealed her presidential ambitions.

"One day I will become president of the United States of America. And I will change the legislation," said Stiviano, whose face was covered with a visor (as seen in ABC 7 video below).

Stiviano has yet to sit down for an in-depth interview with news media, although she has received enormous attention since the audio recording of her conversation with Sterling was obtained and published by TMZ on Friday night. 

In the recording, Sterling was heard telling Stiviano that he did not want her associating with "black people" or being seen with minorities at games. 

On Tuesday, prior to a Clippers playoff game, NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned the team owner from league games for life, levied a $2.5 million fine and pledged to try and force a sale of the team. 

Mac E. Nehoray, the attorney representing Stiviano, had previously released a statement denying that Stiviano released the audio recordings that made their way to TMZ and Gawker Media's Deadspin. 

"Ms. Stiviano did not release the tape(s) to any news media," the statement read. "Due to the present litigation and its absurd allegations, which Ms. Stiviano vehemently denies, Ms. Stiviano and this office have no comments at this time."

Nehoray has not yet responded to a request for comment from THR regarding the remarks. 

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