Lots of people have their cake and eat it too, but there’s a price to pay for having it all your way and Stephon Marbury is certainly learning that the hard way now that a judge has ordered him to pay a hefty six-figure sum to his former mistress for “hush money” he previously promised her.
According to TMZ, Marbury struck up an affair with his former personal chef, Thurayyah Mitchell, in 2006, and then promised her $900,000 to keep their fling a secret. However, Marbury stopped making payments to her in 2010, having only given her about $600,000 of the money he owed her.
As any smart businesswoman would do, Mitchell sued Marbury and demanded that he pay her the remainder of the cash, but Marbury filed his own legal docs, claiming that her lawsuit was a violation of their confidentiality agreement.
Although Marbury may have been right about Mitchell pulling their secret out of the closet, an L.A. judge decided on Feb. 1 that Mitchell was right in suing Marbury and the former NBA star was ordered to pay the remaining $331,584.50 he owes, plus interest.
It looks like Marbury is about to learn a valuable lesson about mixing business with pleasure. You can’t have it all without a price.
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