*Former NBA star Scottie Pippen is being sued by a woman who claims she had a relationship with him back in the late 80’s, during which she incurred thousands of dollars in expenses that she now wants him to pay back.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Chyvette Valentine claims she dated Pippen from 1987 through 1993, and alleges that during his heyday with the Chicago Bulls, she racked up some hefty travel expenses flying out to see him. Now she’s suing-mad and here’s how much she’s asking the six-time NBA champion to pay up — read below.
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via The Blast:
- Valentine is suing for $9,999 (the maximum allowed in small claims court) but claims she is actually owed much more.
- The Blast spoke with Valentine who says she was Pippen’s first girlfriend when he moved to Chicago. She claims she did not know he was married when they started dating (or had a newborn baby).
- Valentine says she had been suspicious when she saw cases of baby formula in Pippen’s house on one occasion but claims he told her they were for his sister.
- She says he finally came clean … while they were having sex on Valentine’s Day of 1988.
Pippen married his first wife, Karen McCollum, in 1988 to 1990. They had one child together, a son named Antron. He was married to Larsa Pippen for nearly 20 years until she filed for divorce last year. They have four children together.
Larsa released a statement at the time of the divorce announcement, saying, “It is with deep sadness that Scottie and I announce that we are legally separating. We have both tried very hard for a long time to make our marriage work and have ultimately come to the conclusion that it is best that we live separate lives. We have so many amazing memories together, remain best of friends and love each other very much. Our four children have always been our priority and for their sake we ask for as much privacy as possible for our family during this sensitive time.”
Pippen also has three other children from two previous relationships.