crimes and misdemeanors

Long Island Man Charged With Hate Crime in Alleged Assault of V. Stiviano

Initially, the NYPD just wanted V. Stiviano to go away, but apparently they now believe her claim that she was assaulted by two men on Sunday night. Dominick Diorio, a 40-year-old Long Island man, has been charged with assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment for allegedly punching Stiviano in the face and shouting racial slurs outside the Gansevoort Hotel. “As Ms. Stiviano was getting inside a cab, one of the assailants punched her in the face, calling her a ‘f—— n—– bitch,’” said Mac Nehoray, Stiviano’s attorney. “Ms. Stiviano was punched again by the same person while he was yelling ‘I am going to slaughter you.’ ” A passerby pummeled Diorio and police found him drunk and bleeding on the sidewalk, according to the Post. Later Stiviano, who was not seriously injured, picked him out of a lineup. Diorio’s father told the paper, “Wow, I’m not going to tell my wife about this. That’ll just upset her. I don’t know what to do.” The media hasn’t really picked up on this Donald Sterling story, so she’ll probably never find out.

Man Charged With Hate Crime V. Stiviano Assault