Mark Jackson’s Former Mistress Tried to Extort Him Using Nude Photos

by June 28, 2012
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According to The Smoking Gun, an ex-stripper who was involved with Mark Jackson attempted to extort the former NBA player and current head coach of the Golden State Warriors, using compromising photographs of Jackson. (For what it’s worth, the Warriors issued a statement today saying they “support” their head coach in this legal process): “The shakedown scheme, which was foiled by the FBI with Jackson’s cooperation, resulted this week in the arrest of Alexis Adams, the former dancer, and her alleged coconspirator, ex-convict Marcus Shaw. 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.’ While the complaints refer only to the extortion victim as ‘V1’–a man the FBI describes as a ‘prominent member of the public who now works in Oakland, California’ — a source familiar with the federal investigation identified the 47-year-old Jackson as the shakedown subject. A business associate of Jackson told TSG that he spoke this morning with the coach, who confirmed his involvement in the FBI investigation, and that his family and Warriors brass were aware of the federal probe. 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. […] At the time of the affair, Adams ‘worked as a dancer in gentlemen’s club in New York,’ reported Alvarez. Records show that Adams 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, having retired several years earlier after a 17-season NBA career.”