[Blind Gossip] There’s an interesting little misinformation campaign going on that’s making a bad situation even worse.
This married athlete is accused of getting a girl pregnant.
Of course he shouldn’t be going around having extra marital relations with anybody. But put the athlete aside for a second.
The allegedly pregnant girl has been characterized by a profession that conjures up words like “sleazy” and “opportunistic” and “desperate” and “gold-digger.”
However, she also might actually have a master’s degree from a reputable university and work on the management team of an elementary school. She doesn’t work in the city nor in the profession that is being ascribed to her.
Now, this could be two different women who just happen to have the same name and appearance who live in two different cities and lead very different lives.
Or this could be one woman simultaneously living in two wildly different worlds.
Or… this could be the wife of the athlete telling tales to smear the girl and to make her husband look as bad as possible!
When it’s time for the divorce, people will remember the rumor, not the truth. She’s going after him hard. She doesn’t give a f*ck about the reputation of the girl.
Similar: Athlete Double Life
[Optional] What do you think is the truth?
Athlete: Carmelo Anthony
Wife: Lala Anthony
The third option was the truth.
Lala Anthony and TMZ put out the lie about Carmelo Anthony knocking up a stripper to make the story as salacious as possible and to make Carmelo and the girl look as bad as possible.
It only took a few days before the truth came out. From The New York Post:
The woman at the center of the Carmelo and La La Anthony split is a coed from Chicago — and now she’s pregnant with a baby they believe is his, a well-placed source told The Post.
Mia Angel Burks, who graduated from Northwestern University with a master’s degree in health communication last year, started seeing the 10-time All-Star in Chicago last summer, the source said.
It’s unclear when she got pregnant, but Melo, who is splitting from his wife, La La, believes the baby is his and is “taking care” of Burks, 24, until a paternity test can be performed, according to the source.
The pair planned to deal with the baby quietly — but one of Burks’ former pals claims to have leaked her name to a blog to set the record straight after false reports emerged that Melo had gotten a stripper pregnant.
That ex-friend, Anthony Jacobs, told Chicago radio station WGCI-FM this week that Melo and Burks fell for each other at a nightclub in the Windy City.
“Mia met Carmelo at Room Seven, a club in Chicago, when he was here for the NBA draft doing press,” he told “Chicago Morning Takeover.”
“She’s not a stripper … she works in education setting up programs.”
“I’ve known that [they’ve dated] for some months now,” he added.
Jacobs alleged that Burks would fly to New York to see Anthony on her own dime — and said La La likely didn’t know a thing about it.
“Carmelo wasn’t taking her serious to the point where she started to buy her own plane tickets to go see him,” he said.
Jacobs added that he heard about Burks’ pregnancy through mutual friends, and said she never intended to harm Anthony’s marriage.
“She was more giddy about it than anything,” he told the radio station. “When those type of girls talk to those kind of guys, I don’t think that’s the premise in the back of their head, ‘I’m gonna go destroy this happy home.’ It’s fun. It’s perks.”
Melo and Burks’ relationship isn’t about drama, a source agreed.
“Mia seems low-key and doesn’t obsess over Carmelo. There are some girls who become obsessed with the players, that’s not the case with [her],” the source said.
Still, “if the players don’t want to have any issues [with women they hook up with], they’ll set something up and take care of the girl — especially if the girl says she’s pregnant,” the source explained.
“A lawyer or an agent will come in, take care of the girl until the baby comes, and then they’ll do a paternity test. It’s all usually quiet.”
TMZ previously reported that Anthony had gotten a New York stripper pregnant.
“Mia is not a stripper,” the source said. “She lives a regular life.”
According to her LinkedIn page, Burks is the director of special projects for ReGeneration Schools, a nonprofit that helps revitalize failing schools.
So, now you know the truth.
Carmelo and the school administrator with a Master’s degree have been in a relationship since last summer.
TMZ claimed that the girl was a stripper, and Lala pretended that she didn’t have anything to do with the rumor… but both lied.
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