Don't you hate it when you have consensual sex with someone and then pay them to keep quiet about it and then fall behind on your payments and they tell on you?
Stephon Marbury feels your pain...
Former NY Knick Stephon Marbury is being sued by his former personal chef for falling behind on his hush money payments.
Thurayyah Mitchell was hired by Stephon as his family's personal chef in January 2006 and after a brief affair, Stephon agreed to pay Thurayyah $900,000 to keep her mouth shut.
Stephon stopped paying in 2010 after shelling out $600,000 and that's when Thurayyah took Stephon to arbitration.
From The NY Post
“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 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.
The filing became public yesterday, after Mitchell’s lawyers asked a judge to enforce the award.
During the arbitration proceedings, the point guard testified that the money was to “buy Ms. Mitchell’s silence” because “a revelation of Mr. Marbury’s extramarital affair would embarrass him with his wife and children.”