An arrest warrant for Eddy Curry was issued in Chicago yesterday because the Knicks center failed to appear in court in connection with a civil lawsuit. Court records show the case was a personal injury lawsuit files by a women named Christina White.
Her attorney said Curry failed to make a payment. An arrest warrant was issued for the problem-plagued Knicks bust after he reportedly missed a $200,000 hush money payment linked to his six-month sexual relationship with an underage girl. The warrant was issued by the Cook County sheriff after Curry missed the last payment in a sealed personal injury suit, authorities said.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the $197,495 was the final payment in a 2007 civil settlement Curry and a 14-year-old sex partner.
The consensual relationship started and ended in 2001, when Curry was 18 and a first-round pick of the Chicago Bulls, the Sun-Times reported. The lawsuit was filed four years later. The oft-injured, 6-foot-11 Curry agreed to $660,000 settlement in 2007, with a gag order on both parties, the report said. He was never charged criminally despite the girl's age, although documents filed in the case accused Curry of "criminal sexual abuse and battery," the newspaper reported.