The world has been waiting to hear more from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after his racist remarks were made public last week. The world will have to keep waiting after Sterling canceled a scheduled interview with Barbara Walters on Friday.
On Monday's episode of The View, Walters revealed that she was lined up to talk to Sterling about the incident. However, even though he was present for the interview, she said he backed out after deliberating for a long time about whether or not to participate. Walters did speak with V. Stiviano, Sterling's girlfriend, who was also recorded on the audio tape that was released. The interview aired Friday on 20/20. (Watch Walters' sit-down with Stiviano here.)
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Walters said she felt that Sterling's relationship with Stiviano was "erratic" while observing the two of them together. "I think the relationship is unsteady, even while we were there," she told her co-hosts on Monday. "He was going to do an interview, and then he didn't, and then he did." She added, "He went from caring about [Stiviano] to calling her names. He would do the interview, he wouldn't do the interview. So it's very erratic, it's hard to pin down."
Sterling was banned for life from the NBA after audio leaked of him telling Stiviano that he didn't want her to bring African-Americans to his games or be seen with them in photos she posted online. Over the weekend, Sterling toldDujour magazine that he wish he "had just paid her off."
Watch Walters address the interview on Monday's installment of The View: