I listened to the Sterling recording.
My first impression: He's one whiny billionaire, and she's one manipulative lady.
Hard to listen to. I felt unclean when I was done listening, and I don't plan to listen again.
But... unless I missed it, he didn't sound exactly outright racist in the old fashioned sort of way. Rather, he claims a concern of some kind for appearances, a concern that is never fully explained. I do get the sense that whatever his concern is, he doesn't want to explain it, that he senses a trap. Which does suggest that his concern itself is disgraceful in some way.
He's loaded with money and power.
I feel like taking a shower.