The door is open, it was simply at matter of time. The Media would get information on V. For Vanessa Stiviano the women at the center of the Donald Sterling storm.
The Hot News via TMZ
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office is currently investigating claims that Stiviano is attempting to blackmail Sterling into paying her to keep more recordings private, L.A. news outlet KABC reported.
V. Stiviano is under criminal investigation for allegedly extorting Donald Sterling by demanding money in return for keeping more audio recordings secret … TMZ Sports has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … a senior investigator for the L.A. County D.A.’s Bureau of Investigation contacted Shelly Sterling Tuesday … asking for an interview in connection with the extortion investigation.
Donald Sterling gave an interview last week … telling a magazine, “I wish I had just paid her off.”
TMZ Sports first reported … Stiviano claims to have 100 plus hours of recordings of conversations between her and Sterling.
Stiviano’s people told us a week ago … Sterling called her after we posted the audio … asking her, How can we make this go away? We have since learned it was NOT Sterling who initiated the call — it was Stiviano.
And we’ve learned the investigation is also focusing on whether Stiviano illegally recorded Sterling … recording private conversations without the consent of all parties is a crime in California.
We contacted Stiviano’s law firm about the extortion investigation, and we’re told, “We have no knowledge and therefore no comment.”
Her Arrest History
According the the NY Daily News V. Stiviano first was busted for shoplifting in 2002 at a Ross Dress for Less store in Los Angeles, she was 19. Which ended with a year of probation and a work probation.
January 2004, she entered an Old Navy Store and allegedly took nice items without paying. She went by the aliases Monica Gallegos and Vanessa Perez. She was 21 for the Old Navy bust and eventually received a sentence of one day in jail and two years of probation.
In 2010 the 31 year old Stiviano was arrested for felony drug possession, but the case was dropped when testing of the pills found in her purse proved they were vitamins, her civil lawyer Mac Nehoray told The News.
No charges were ever filed.
Sept. 22, 2012, when she was pulled over near the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles for blowing through a stop sign at “30-plus” miles per hour, an arrest report obtained by The News states.
2012 — Stiviano was busted by CHP for DUI. This time she was booked as Monica Gallegos, a 5’7″ 110 lb black woman. We don’t know the disposition.
In addition to Vanessa Maria Perez and Monica Gallegos, court records show she also used the names Maria Valdez, Maria Vanessa Perez and Maria Monica Perez Gallegos. She’s currently going by V. Stiviano.
From Huffington Post
V. Stiviano has taken in two foster children in the midst of the racism scandal involving billionaire Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Stiviano’s lawyer, Mac Nehoray, said Stiviano is now caring for two foster boys. ages 12 and 13, with the approval of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, the Los Angeles Times reported. One boy is of “Cambodian Mexican descent and one is Mexican and Native American descent,” Nehoray said. Stiviano hopes to adopt them in the future.
The approval came after a DCFS employee visited Stiviano’s $1.8 million home before her now-famous Barbara Walter interview and “in the middle of all the craziness,” according to Nehoray.
He confirmed the news after an erroneous RadarOnline.com report claimed Stiviano had adopted two African-American boys. The website also claimed Sterling, 80, knew about her plans. An unnamed source told Radar, “V is over the moon” about the situation. “Donald has spent a lot of time with V and the boys in the past. He got along with the boys, and was very sweet to them,” the source also said, per Radar.
Nehoray has denied that Stiviano, who has described herself as Sterling’s personal assistant, was behind the leak of the recordings that sparked the racism scandal. In the tapes, a man presumed to be Sterling tells Stiviano not to bring black people to Clippers’ games or post photos of herself with black people. Nehoray said Stiviano’ friend released the recordings without permission.
Uh Oh From RadarOnline
Donald Sterling’s alleged mistress, V. Stiviano, fudged the truth in order to become a foster mom. RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that she submitted paperwork to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, on letterhead from the Donald T. Sterling Foundation, stating made $3,000 per week working for the charity. But according to a rep for the organization, she never worked there!
An insider tells Radar, “V. submitted paperwork on letterhead from the Donald T Sterling Foundation stating she was an employee, and made approximately $3,000 a week when she applied to become a foster parent to the two young boys she is in the process of adopting. This was given to social workers from DCFS.”
However, the CFO of the Donald T Sterling Foundation, Darren Schield, told Radar, “There is no record of Ms. Stiviano ever working for the charity. No payments have ever been made to Ms. Stiviano from the charity. In fact, the foundation has no paid employees.”
Indeed, tax records reviewed by RadarOnline.com reveal that there are no paid employees of the foundation.
Sterling, his estranged wife, Shelly, and the CFO are listed as officers, but aren’t paid for their services. Furthermore, Stiviano isn’t listed on any of the tax returns filed by the charity.
As for paid advertisements that the Donald T Sterling Foundation placed in the Los Angeles times in recent years, in which Stiviano is listed as member of the foundation, Schield says, “The charity didn’t pay for, nor was it responsible for the content of the ads.” But he wouldn’t reveal who did foot the bill.
Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda says he’s not surprised by his friend Donald Sterling’s racist remarks. The former Dodgers manager tells West Palm Beach station WPBF after 30 years of friendship with Sterling, “It doesn’t surprise me that he said those things. And he shouldn’t have said it.”
Lasorda also offered his thoughts on the woman Sterling was talking to on the tape, V. Stiviano, saying: “I don’t wish that girl any bad luck, but I hope she gets hit with a car.”
6 minutes left
V. for Vanessa has about 6 of her 15 minutes left. Dirt happens, its a part of public life. The next 6 minutes is going to be rough. Stay Tuned