Pastor Mark Jackson Relives His Past: Caught Up in Extortion of Stripper’s Nude Photos
Former Knicks now pastor and Golden State Warriors coach was being extorted by a woman he had a relationship with who was a stripper. The pastor and coach was being extorted for nearly $200,000 from an affair he had with a New York stripper in 2006. At the time of the affair, he was working as a ESPN/ABC broadcaster and married to his wife which nearly ruined their family.
Buxom dancer Alexis Adams and accused co-conspirator Marcus Shaw were busted for the purported plot against Jackson. Jackson initially paid out $5,000 cash for the six-year-old photos and a CD of his voice messages to Adams when approached by Shaw before an April 3 game in Memphis, according to federal court documents filed in Oakland. When the assailants wanted more money from Jackson, he went to the FBI for assistance in the matter.
In a recent statement, the pastor who apologized for the affair years ago said:
“I recognize the extremely poor judgment that I used . . . in having an affair six years ago — including the embarrassing communication I exhibited during that time,”“I made some egregious errors. . . . With deepest regret, I want to apologize to my church family. I was wrong. We must live holy.”