Fox41’s Candyce Clifft got the woman at the center of the storm on camera Monday.
“How can you judge when you don’t know and you don’t know what my family is going through,” she said, claiming distress over all the media attention since the story hit the media Saturday.
Karen Sypher played the victim in the interview, which appears to have been conducted at her mother’s home. Both she and her mother refer to rumors about Sypher since her claims against Rick Pitino came out. She was ready for the cameras, in a form-fitting top and tight jeans.
“What they did is wrong. Everyone seems to be ‘tell the truth, Karen, tell the truth’ well you know ask them, hook them up to polygraphs. Ask them to tell the truth,” she said.
She was referring to an earlier Fox41 interview, which the station refused to air after it couldn’t prove her claims and the results of a polygraph she took were inconclusive.
Sypher, who filed for divorce from Pitino’s equipment manager in March, brought the attention on herself, calling local TV stations to talk about her claims against Pitino, which no media outlet has aired. The FBI is investigating Pitino’s claim that Sypher is behind an extortion attempt.