LAPD investigates attempted burglary at V. Stiviano’s home


Los Angeles police Monday evening were investigating an apparent attempted burglary at the home of V. Stiviano, whose recordings of Donald Sterling unleashed a controversy that enveloped the Clippers owner.

The incident was reported about 2:50 p.m. in the 8400 block of West 4th Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

“They found broken glass at the entryway,” Officer Sara Faden told The Times.

Police said it was not immediately clear if Stiviano was home at the time.

The case is being investigated by detectives from the LAPD’s Wilshire Division.

The firestorm surrounding Sterling was sparked in late April when TMZ posted an audio recording in which the Clippers owner told Stiviano he didn’t want to see her around African Americans.


Sterling’s comments came after Stiviano posted an Instagram photo in which she posed with former Lakers great Magic Johnson.

Days later, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million, banned him from the league for life and asked fellow owners to vote to strip Sterling of his ownership of the team.

On Monday, the NBA filed formal allegations and scheduled a hearing on June 3 as part of the effort to strip Sterling of his ownership of the Clippers.

In announcing the action, league officials cited conduct that they contend has “damaged and continues to damage the NBA and its teams.”