Police arrested Dominick Diorio in New York, for issuing racial slurs and beating up, V. Stiviano, the mistress of former Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. Diorio and an unnamed male attacked Stiviano after she dined at restaurant in a New York hotel, days before a CNN television interview.
Stiviano, who is black and Hispanic (Mexican), blew the whistle on Sterling's racist conduct in demanding she not bring black people to his team's basketball games. She released secretly made audiotape recordings of Sterling's hateful, racist demands. It created a big scandal that led to the NBA kicking him out of the league and forcing the sale of the team.
Diorio issuing racial slurs during the assault will upgrade the charges to a hate crime. If convinced of said crimes in a court of law, Diorio faces more time behind bars, as racially fueled attacks carry greater legal penalties. Stiviano sought a doctor for her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.