Stephon Marbury paid his ex-chef $900K in hush money to keep their affair on the low

Back in 2006 when Stephon Marbury was still signed with the Knicks and he and Isiah Thomas were both under scrutiny as the Knicks were facing sexual harassment allegations from former executive, Anucha Browne Sanders. Marbury was also having his own personal issues in that area.

Apparently the private chef, Thurayyah Mitchell was hired to cook for him and his wife kids, but was also assigned a few extra duties that didn’t involve Sautéing a steak. Mitchel claims she and Steph got it in at least 5 times and he offered to pay her $900,000 not to go public with the affair after he fired her and she made claims of harassment.

By January of 2010, Steph had paid Ms. Mitchell $600,000 but suddenly stopped payments – perhaps that was when the money problems started for him and this wasn’t an expenditure he could handle :shrug: – Mitchell took the case to an arbitrator to get her money and was recently awarded $330,000.

For his part, Marbury maintains that the relationship was consensual, but wanted to avoid the embarrassment to his family and the Knicks so he offered her the hush money…

This is why you don’t f**k the help… Shout out to Elvira (that would be Michelle Phifer’s character in Scarface)

Wonder if his wife Tasha ends up on Basketball Wives Miami will this come up? Probably not.