Meet Karen Sypher, Rick Pitino’s alleged girlfriend, lover and extortionist. New information has come to light regarding Karen, also known as Karen Cunagin Sypher and Rick Pitino. Read the rest of the story plus photos, video and a biography of Karen Sypher here.
Karen Sypher (Karen Cunagin Sypher) is in the news today as more details of what went on between Sypher and University of Louisville men’s basketball coach, Rick Pitino, have surfaced.
Pitino told police that he had consensual sex with Cunagin Sypher at Porcini Restaurant the night of August 1, 2003 (before she had even met Tim Sypher, whom she would eventually marry six months later). Pitino also informed police that he gave Cunagin Sypher $3,000 to have an abortion, this according to reports by The Courier-Journal, who obtained Louisville Metro Police reports.
Pitino denies the allegations that he raped Cunagin Sypher at Porcini restaurant after it had closed and, according to police records, denies a second allegation of rape a couple weeks later at another location.
On July 9th, Cunagin Sypher reported the alleged rapes to Metro Police, after having been indicted on extortion charges and lying to the FBI in May. Cunagin Sypher tried to extort upwards of $10 million from Pitino. She has pleaded not guilty on both charges.
As a biography, we do know that Karen Cunagin Sypher is 49 years old. She married Tim Sypher in 2004, and are currently in the midst of a divorce. Tim Sypher is the equipment manager at Louisville. Karen Cunagin Sypher, who is a former model and auto glass saleswoman, has a 4-year-old daughter with Tim. She also has four sons from a previous marriage, the two older boys attend the University of Louisville.
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