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‘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.
No Longer A Free Agent? NBA Star Dirk Nowitzki and Fiancee Jessica Olsson Reportedly Tied the Knot In Africa
Engaged in Germany and married in Africa, Dallas Maverick’s Dirk Nowitzki and Jessica Olsson’s love is worldwide.
Jessica is the associate director of the Goss-Michael Foundation art gallery in Dallas and the couple met in 2009. In the past Dirk has talked about their relationship saying:
Jessica is probably the best thing that happened to me this year. After the incidents in 2009, I never thought that I would [fall in love again] so quickly. She is a great woman, smart and intelligent. Now let’s see just how that develops over time with us. It feels great in any case, we wait for what will come of it.
The NBA star popped the question on Valentine’s Day this year and Hello Beautiful is reporting that the two tied the knot in Kenya this weekend. Paparrazi isn’t exactly staked out in the motherland so there haven’t been any pictures from the nuptials yet. Jessica’s mother is Kenyan and her father is Swedish.
Dirk was engaged to a black woman before named Cristal Taylor. In 2009, she was sentenced to five years in prison for old forgery and theft crimes, effectively ending their relationship. The two lived together when she got arrested and she claimed to be pregnant with Dirk’s child. She wasn’t pregnant at all, but she did say she kept the 200-thousand dollar engagement ring he’d given her. Back then Dirk told the The Dallas Morning News:
I still want to have a family, but the wounds have to heal first. I want to raise a family and have a couple of small Dirks running around. But it will not be easy to win my heart.
Well, if he did get married this weekend then it looks like his dreams of having a family are beginning to come true.
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