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Mark Jackson Paid Extortionist Hush Money Over Nude Pics

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Mark Jackson, Golden State Warriors coach and recently ordained minister, has found himself in the center of an extortion plot after a woman claimed she had an affair with him and revealed she had nude pictures of him.

Jackson admits to the affair and says he told his wife all about it a few years ago, right after it happened; they have since reconciled and started their own ministry. When a man–identified as Marcus Shaw–approached Jackson after a Warriors game and demanded cash to keep the photos out of the public eye, Jackson panicked and handed over $5,000 hush money. He later said it was ”a terrible lapse in judgment and a course of action I would not recommend to anyone.”

Shaw, who is in cahoots with the woman in question–Alexis Adams, an exotic dancer–later contacted Jackson again and demanded $185,000, saying he could get at least that much from a tabloid for the photos. That’s when Jackson broke down and informed team officials about what was happening, who contacted the FBI.

Shaw and Adams were both promptly arrested, although Adams was released on $25,000 bail. Shaw wasn’t so lucky, as he has prior convictions.

Jackson issued a statement about the ordeal, apologizing for the grief he’s caused his team and family.

“I recognize the extremely poor judgment that I used both in having an affair six years ago — including the embarrassing communication I exhibited during that time — and in attempting to deal with the extortion scheme at first by myself,” Jackson said in the statement. “I made some egregious errors. I apologize for any embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends and, of course, the Warriors. At that time in my life, I was not pastoring. Three years ago, my wife and I established a ministry. With deepest regret, I want to apologize to my Church Family. I was wrong. We must live Holy.”

Mark Jackson Paid Extortionist Hush Money Over Nude Pics
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  • Nena

    We all for short of the glory of God. Nobody is perfect, we serve a perfect God who is sovereign. I am glad Mr. Jackson didn’t pay out anymore money. May he cherish the good thing he has found in his beautiful wife. May Heaven smile on him and his ministry.

    • JAZZY-T

      WONDERFUL COMMENT,NONE OF US CAN STAND BEFOR GOD ON OUR OWN BECAUSE OF OUR SINFUL NATURE, BUT IN CHRIST JESUS WE ARE MADE WHOLE IN HIM. IF SOME OF THESE PEOPLE WHO CONDEMN MARK JACKSON CAME TO KNOW CHRIST AS LORD & SAVIOR, MAYBE WE WOULDN’T HEAR SUCH INSULTING AND JUDGMENTAL COMMENTS.

  • tee

    beautiful comment which i totally agree with, Nena! :) it is refreshing to see such a positive comment when i normally see sexist, racist, ignorant and hateful comments under a lot of articles by people.

  • Lee

    Tee-here is one for you….Mark Jackson-just carrying on the same behavior we have grown accustomed to with black athletes and celebs.

    • Cj

      Since when did adultery become race based?

    • Art

      @Lee- Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Arnold Swartzeneger, etc. You sound totally idiotic.

      • kenny e

        @ Art Thank you. always have to be a Black man doing wrong. Didn’t you just see the John Edward trial fool?

    • http://webpronews jibreal

      A clown says”Tee-here is one for you….Mark Jackson-just carrying on the same behavior we have grown accustomed to with black athletes and celebs”….Hey..idiot…its not just Black athletes or entertainers….its the majority of those living in the public eye…color, race or creed has nothing to do with it. JFK AND HIS BROTHER WERE BANGING THE BLOND HOOKER…GEORGE BUSH WAS AND IS A LIAR..BILL CLINTON(WHERE DO WE BEGIN)ENRON(PICK ONE)…EDWARDS..(AND HIS HOE)….ETC….HE MADE A MISTAKE…6 YEARS AGO..AND TOLD HIS WIFE..THEY GOT PAST IT…IT WAS AND IS A PRIVATE MATTER)The only reason we know about it is..someone commited a crime against him…..GROW UP! YOUR INANE JUDGEMENT IS WHAT PEOPLE HAVE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO..FROM PEPLE “LIKE” YOU..LMFAO..

  • Lucas

    Mama, there goes that man…

  • http://twitter Darlene Fant

    Mark is a good guy. Loves his wife and God, I know cuz she’s my cousin. Love them and know its still all right because God has them and He is in control!

  • jeff

    Who is one to judge? I think the way the world is today every man has done something in their life they wish they could take back. Wait until you become famous or a minister the skeleton comes out of the woodwork. I think GOD do this for a reason to prove whether it’s about YOU! and what people think about YOU! or if it’s about GOD and your personal relationship with him. To Mark Jackson if this is about YOU QUIT the ministry NOW but if this about GOD! STAND ENDURE and BLESS them THAT CURSE you. The trails of your FAITH are Precious!

  • marla

    things do come to light when you do wrong by good a wife. jackson knew right from wrong.he just chose wrong.he has to live with it,not you and i.NOW HE WANTS TO LIVE HOLY? PLEASE SAVE ME FROM THIS DISCUSSION.lol

  • http://webpronews marla

    things do come to light when you do wrong by a good wife.he knew right from wrong.he just chose wrong.he has to live with it.not you and i.NOW HE WANTS TO LIVE HOLY.PLEASE SAVE ME FROM THIS DISCUSSION.lol

  • Jackie

    Mark Jackson needs to stop with this Holy business. I’m always disgusted at how people automatically find religion when they are exposed for doing some deed such as this. I cannot in good faith believe God is pleased being used by these self serving charlatans. why can’t these types just quietly fade away? No one would miss him.

    • http://webpronews shaun adams

      you obviously cant read and I mean no disrespect. this article says nothing about him finding religion. 6 years ago the incident 3 years later the ministry. God forgave him, his wife forgave him, but then there’s you. As a CHRISTIAN, i forgive you. God bless and look to encourage others and you will be encouraged. Break the cycle, stop looking to tear down. would you rather us look into your closet?

    • marsonmars

      If u READ the article, the affair happened before his ministry.
      And though u may have done wrong in the past or even now the truth is still as God says, “be ye holy, for I am Holy”.

  • Kristy

    mama there goes that man…

  • http://kboldensmith3@yahoo.com sunshinek

    mama there goes that man…

  • Sportsfan

    Once a cheat always a cheat. His wife should be laughing all the way to the bank like Elin did when Tiger got caught with his pants down. And how can he stand and preach to a ministry after he is so corrupt? Didn’t Jesse Jackson have extra marital affairs and then try to be holier than thou. And now Jesse Jackson Jr needs to take a break from his Congressional job because of exhaustion after his adulterous life. Let’s call a spade a spade.

  • http://WWW.SAVEDADAYRADIO.COM TRAYNITTY

    MUCH LOVE TO MARK JACKSON FOR ADMITTING WHEN HE MADE A MISTAKE, WE ALL HUMAN THINGS HAPPEN TO THE BEST OF US!