Rick Pitino Says Sex Scandal has been “Pure Hell” For Family in News Conference
One of the most brilliant minded coach, Rick Pitino’s sensational scandal has been revealing nowadays. Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino makes a point during a news conference in Louisville. A sex scandal involving a woman blamed of trying to extort him has been “pure hell” for his family and that he’s had enough, said by Louisville coach Rick Pitino on Wednesday August 26 2009.
After Louisville police released audio and video recordings of phone calls and an interview with the woman at the heart of the scandal, Pitino addressed the media at a news conference Wednesday. He admitted and told the police that he had sex in year 2003 at Louisville restaurant with Karen Cunagin Sypher.
In the interview, Sypher claims that Rick Pitino sexually assaulted her, an assertion she brought to police that in 2003 with Karen Cunagin Sypher having a sexual encounter who was later charged with trying to extort him for millions, he admitted two weeks ago. Sypher is facing counts of extortion and lying to the FBI.
Foe again reporting on her accusations, the coach lashed out at the media by airing clips of the interviews on Wednesday. Pitino said, “Everything that’s been printed, everything that’s been reported, everything that’s been breaking in the news on the day Ted Kennedy died is 100 percent a lie, a lie”. “All of this has been a lie, a total fabrication of the truth.”
A devout Roman Catholic, who is also married father of five, said that the scandal has taken a heavy toll on his wife and family. He also said that it has been pure hell for her and his family. He accepted his mistake in front of conference and believe him he will suffer for that mistake, he added.
At a Louisville restaurant in 2003, Pitino’s remarks were his first public statements since a five-minute apology two weeks ago for an “indiscretion” with Sypher Sypher. She was pregnant later told by Sypher to Pitino, planned to have an abortion but did not have medical insurance. He gave her $3,000, told police, his attorney Steve Pence said money was for insurance, not an abortion.
Pitino did not plan on publicly addressing the situation again; wishing to let the case go to trial when he insisted that “the truth will come out.”
At the news conference, Pitino did not give further details of the case and said that his lawyer had advised him against speaking out at all.
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