Starbury is the target of bad press this weekend as reports claim he paid a personal chef close to $1 million to stay quiet about their secret love affair.
Details on the sticky situation bubbled online early Saturday (October 20) morning.
He had problems on court in New York, but former Knicks’ star Stephon Marbury was scoring plenty at home — with his family’s personal chef, bombshell court papers reveal. Marbury carried on an affair with chef Thurayyah Mitchell, and offered her nearly $1 million so his wife and the Knicks — who were dealing with their own sexual-harassment problems at the time — wouldn’t learn about it, court papers disclose. The Coney Island native hired Mitchell as a “private chef” in January 2006, the same month the team and coach Isiah Thomas were hit with a $10 million sexual-harassment suit by one of their executives, Anucha Browne Sanders. Mitchell was soon serving up more than hot meals to her boss, the papers say. “Starbury” fired her in 2006, and Mitchell complained that she’d been the victim of sexual harassment. (New York Post)
Despite agreeing to pay $900,000, Marbury reportedly fell short of fulfilling his promise.
Marbury, however, stopped making the payments in January 2010 after he’d already shelled out about $600,000 and, at Mitchell’s request, the case went to an arbitrator. “It is uncontroverted that during Ms. Mitchell’s employment, she had a sexual relationship with Stephon Marbury which she described as occurring on approximately five occasions,” the arbitrator found. Mitchell said the star “made her believe that ‘keeping him happy’ was a requirement of keeping her job,” the ruling said. The other requirement was cooking for his wife, Latasha, and their three kids. The arbitrator awarded Mitchell $330,000, saying she could have sued Marbury or sold her story for more money than she received, and that Marbury had his eyes open when he made the deal.
And now…know that the bonds of Flat-backing dwindle with age, but a little blackmail lasts forever. I’m just saying.