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Former NBA star Scottie Pippen is being sued by a woman who claims she had a relationship with him during his heyday with the Chicago Bulls, claiming she incurred thousands of dollars in expenses during their tryst.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a woman named Chyvette Valentine claims she dated Pippen from 1987 through 1993.
As part of their relationship, Valentine claims she would travel to see Pippen when he played outside of Chicago. She claims she racked up a lot of expenses — hotel, car, gas, food, parking, etc — which she claims he promised to reimburse him for.
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.
The Blast has reached out to a lawyer for Pippen but we have yet to hear back.
Pippen was married to his first wife, Karen McCollum, from 1988-1990. They had one child together, a son named Antron.
He was then famously married to Larsa Pippen for nearly 20 years until she filed for divorce in 2018.
She released a statement at the time, 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."
The couple has four children together: Sophia, Scotty Jr., Justin and Preston.
Pippen also has two children from other relationships: daughter Sierra with ex-fiancèe Yvette Deleone and another daughter, Taylor, with model Sonya Roby.