Ex-NBA Player Stephon Marbury Ordered to Pay Former Mistress $300K in Hush Money
Thurayyah Mitchell, the former jump off of married and retired NBA player Stephon Marbury, is waiting for him to cut her check. You see, this chef-turned-side piece had a romance with the basketball star back in 2006. In an effort to keep her mouth shut and not expose the relationship to his wife, Marbury agreed to pay her $900,000.
TMZ reports that after paying over $600,000, Mr. Marbury decided to stop making payments back in 2010. Oh, but the best part is he not only verbally agreed to the hush money. She actually got him to put it in writing. So when the money stopped coming, it left Ms. Mitchell to legally enforce her contract. Marbury refused, alleging that filing her claim was a breach of the confidentially deal. Nice try.
On February 1st a judge sided with Mitchell and ordered Marbury to pay the remaining $331,584.50 he owes plus interest. Now he has to pay and the whole world knows his business. Kind of defeated the whole purpose in making the deal in the first place, right?
So the lesson here is if you sign on the dotted line, even in these sorts of private affairs, you’re going to be responsible to whatever you agreed to. Of course, there’s also the question of whether Mitchell should really benefit from being half of an adulterous affair. Thoughts on that one?