Even Godly men can get caught up with strippers and extortion plots. In this instance, we’re looking at former NBA star and current Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson. Apparently Jackson had an affair with a stripper six years ago who he sent photos of his “naughty bits” to. She then shared the photos with an ex-con who hit Jackson up for $5,000 to fix his teeth and get his car out of impound… yes, I’m serious.
Intrigued? Check out the details:
Alexis Adams, the former dancer, and her alleged coconspirator, ex-convict Marcus Shaw have been arrested. Adams, 28, and Shaw, 40, have been named in felony criminal complaints filed under seal in U.S. District Court in Oakland, California. The duo, whose relationship is unclear, is accused of trying to extort a six-figure payment from Jackson in return for them not disseminating/selling the explicit photos to the “vultures of the media.”
The compromising photos were sent by Jackson to Adams about six years ago during the course of an affair that lasted less than a year, according to affidavit sworn by FBI Agent Beth Alvarez. Some of the images showed Jackson “without any clothing and of V1’s genitalia.”
At the time of the affair, Adams “worked as a dancer in gentlemen’s club in New York,” reported Alvarez. Records show that Adams (pictured above) is now a licensed esthetician and recently opened a day spa. When he met Adams, Jackson was working as an announcer with the New Jersey Nets.
Adams event went as far as contacting Jackson’s wife of 22 years, Desiree and sending the photos to her. The two remain married. Oh Mark Jackson is 47 by the way.
The FBI’s extortion probe began in late-April, a few weeks after Jackson was approached by a stranger at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee (where the Warriors were playing the hometown Grizzlies). The man–who Jackson later identified as Shaw–showed the NBA coach a “folder containing some of the compromising photos” and a CD that he said contained “recordings of voice mail messages” that Jackson “left for Adams during their affair.”
When Jackson asked what he sought for the photos and recordings, Shaw replied, “I want to be made whole.” Shaw, who claimed to have found the compromising material in a storage locker he had purchased for $3500, said he wanted money to fix his teeth and get his car out of an impound lot.
After refusing Shaw’s request to accompany him to the lot (or anywhere else), Jackson eventually gave Shaw $5000 in cash “in exchange for the folder with the photographs and the CD.” Jackson, seen at left, subsequently destroyed the incriminating material.
This is the twist to that cheating thing for Jocks. Guys pick those who are readily available, more than likely to be down for a cash in exchange for silence type deal BUT, they forget that most people don’t really have a problem with being used, it’s being discarded that causes issues. So they lash out and try to expose and embarrass you. Again, my rule for this stuff, deal with someone who has as much to lose as you do.
Oh and cut your face off in the photos you send… No identifying marks! SMH