Phone conversation not private

04/30/2014 7:04 AM

05/01/2014 1:36 PM

Re "Only surprise in Sterling spewing is the swift global reaction" (Editorial, April 29): People have condemned the leaking of the alleged private phone conversation between Donald Sterling and V. Stiviano in which Sterling's bigoted views became public for the world to hear. As his personal archivist, Stiviano routinely recorded her conversations with Sterling under his permission.

One could argue the person who leaked the tape was unjustified or acted improperly. On the other hand, there are many cases in corporate America where leaked information revealed large scale wrongdoing or illegal activity.

In this case, the overall benefit to the L.A. Clippers and the NBA of exposing Sterling's bigoted views greatly outweigh the cost to Sterling's so-called loss of privacy.

-- David Brotman, Gold River

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