Marshall. (Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Odom. (Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Although a rep for Marshall would not comment on the scam, a source tells TMZ that after forking over the five grand, she never heard from "Odom" or the assistant again and she got suspicious. She then got the contact information for the real basketball player, who has not played for the Lakers since last year after being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and he informed her that he does not even have an assistant. According to TMZ, Marshall has filed a police report with the LAPD and they are opening a grand theft investigation.
Marshall, who directed "Big" and "A League of Their Own" (for which she was nominated for an Academy Award), reportedly battled brain and lung cancer in 2009. Although she denied it at the time, last October she admitted to having been ill while discussing with Reuters what she planned to include in her Fall 2012 autobiography, My Mother Was Nuts. According to the report, Marshall went into remission last January after many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.
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