Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury had a sexual relationship with his family’s personal chef, and later agreed to pay her $900,000 to keep quiet about the affair, the New York Post reported on Saturday.
Court papers that recently became public revealed that Marbury hired Thurayyah Mitchell as his family’s chef in January 2006. He fired her later that year, but made an arrangement to pay her $900,000 so that she wouldn’t discuss their affair.
The two reportedly had sex on about five occasions, all of which he says were consensual. Mitchell reportedly said she felt pressured to have sex in order to keep her job.
The timing of Marbury’s sexual affair with Mitchell was around the same time the Knicks were dealing with Isiah Thomas’ sexual harassment suit, so Starbury wanted to keep things quiet in order to avoid the embarrassment and to preserve his family life. He was making around $17 million a season at the time, and agreed to pay the large total to Mitchell. However, he stopped ...