STRAHAN IN PAYOFF SCANDAL AFTER ‘FILMING SISTER-IN-LAW UNDRESSING’

Published on: August 13, 2014
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STRAHAN IN PAYOFF SCANDAL AFTER ‘FILMING SISTER-IN-LAW UNDRESSING’

On the heels of Michael Strahan’s split from fiancée Nicole Murphy, The ENQUIRER has learned he may have tried to pay “hush money” after being accused of spying on a woman!

Two years before the “Live with Kelly & Michael” co-host wed now ex-wife Jean in 1999, he allegedly had a wandering eye for Jean’s lookalike younger sister Denise.

During their nasty 2005 divorce battle, Jean testified in Superior Court: “I had found video equipment in my bedroom. He had been taping my sister undressing.”

She also testified that the former NFL star, now 42, wired $30,000 to her personal bank account in North Dakota after the alleged incident. The presiding judge then waved her off the subject, and Jean never actually said what the money was intended for.

“It’s possible Michael was sending Jean ‘hush money,’ and it’s also possible that the money was intended for her or her sister,” a source said. “But we’ll never know because both sisters have refused to discuss it publicly.”

Jean’s former divorce attorney, Ellen C. Marshall, told The ENQUIRER: “Despite what came out in the divorce, Jean – as is her sister – are very private people. Neither has done any interviews to discuss the case or Michael.”

Jean accused Strahan of carrying on affairs with three different women, including one nicknamed “Cupcake.”

In addition, she accused him of beating her, claims which Strahan denied. She received $15.3 million, plus about $18,000 a month in child support for their twin daughters.