Sterling Tried to Pay Off Mistress on Sunday; Over 100 Hours of Audio

V. Stiviano Donald Sterling

This is the logical step for Sterling and probably what V. Stiviano has wanted from the beginning. According to TMZ, Sterling has taken steps to gain possession of almost 100 hours of damaging audio recordings from Stiviano.

Donald Sterling contacted his ex-girlfriend Sunday and asked her flatly, “How can we make this go away?” … sources connected with Sterling tell TMZ Sports.

Our sources say Stiviano told Sterling to call her lawyer … and thereby opened the door to settlement discussions. It’s obvious the incentive for Sterling is to make sure the rest of the tapes never see the light of day.

According to Stiviano, Sterling knew he was being recorded and asked to be recorded because he is forgetful. Stiviano is also hinting that she might have a book deal in the works.