In 2007, New York Knicks center Eddy Curry agreed to pay $660,000 to settle a personal injury lawsuit filed against him by a young woman with whom the basketball star had had sexual relations. The relationship took place in 2001 while Curry was 18 years old and the Chicago Bulls’ first round pick. At the time, the girl was only 14-years-old.
In the personal injury lawsuit, she accused Curry of “criminal sexual abuse and battery.” Despite the facts of the case, Curry was never criminally charged and, in return, agreed to settle.
In June, however, Curry skipped out on a payment and failed to appear in court for a hearing. After a warrant was issued for his arrest, Curry quickly enacted a plan to pay $100,000 with another $100,000 to come in the near future.
From the personal injury lawsuit filed against him to his own injuries on the court, things have been tough for Eddy Curry since he moved from Chicago to New York. In the past two seasons, the former star has played only four games due to injuries and friction with head coach Mike D’Antoni.
Accused of being overweight and overpaid, Curry makes $10.5 million every year. Despite this, Curry is in financial turmoil and recently faced foreclosure on his Chicago mansion. In 2009, he also suffered the loss of a former girlfriend and nine-month-old daughter, as well as another lawsuit, filed by his former driver for unwanted sexual advances.