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V. Stiviano Takes In Foster Kids Amid Donald Sterling Scandal

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V. Stiviano, center, watches the Los Angeles Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Los Angeles. | ASSOCIATED PRESS

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 Walters 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's friend released the recordings without permission.

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.

The NBA levied a lifetime ban against Sterling and fined him $2.5 million last month. According to TMZ, Sterling is now seeking council to sue the NBA for ousting him and attempting to strip him of ownership.

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