V. Stiviano burst onto the world stage recently when she allegedly released
a recording which contained audio of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald
Sterling ranting that he did not want her to bring black people to his
games. While in New York to film an interview recently, Stiviano was allegedly
assaulted by a man outside the Gansevoort Hotel. Now, a New York man has
been arrested in connection with the
assault, and is being charged with hate crimes.
In early June 40 year-old Old Bethpage resident Dominick Diorio was arrested
in connection with the Stiviano assault. Apparently he and a group of
friends spotted Stiviano as she walked in the city and put his cell phone
up to take a picture. Stiviano reportedly knocked his phone out of his
hand. Diorio, along with another man and a woman, then allegedly followed
Stiviano. After berating her verbally, Diorio allegedly struck her after
she entered a taxi cab.
Diorio is being charged with third degree assault as a hate crime, aggravated
harassment, and assault.
31 year-old Stiviano was reportedly "banged up" in the altercation,
but is doing "OK."
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