‘Basketball Wives’ Can Surely Work With This: Stephon Marbury’s Former “Chef” Gets Her $1 Million Pay Day
Word on the street is that Tasha Marbury, wife of former New York Knicks player Stephon Marbury, is in negotiations to join the cast of Basketball Wives and by the looks of the news of the past 24 hours, we can bet that Tasha’s per episode rate just got negotiated UP amidst the exposure of her husband’s affair.
According to The New York Post
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.
SMH. Marbury says that he considered the relationship consensual and that he offered her the money to keep her mouth shut. On her end, Mitchell says she had sex with Marbury five times and that the reason she decided to take up the case against him is because he stopped making payments and still owed her over $300k (he had already paid her $600k). Wow, so this chef made about $200,000 per lovemaking session? Who knew Marbury had it like that?
The arbritator in the case awarded Mitchell what she was owed: $330,000, and noted that the decision was partially related to the fact that she could have made more money selling her story or suing Marbury. In other words, she’s a meticulous mistress. Oh, and by the way, did we mention that Tasha is Stephon’s current wife – not his ex…yet.