Stip­per’s free af­ter Cipri­ani black­mail bid

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A STRIP­PER who black­mailed for­mer Eng­land rugby star Danny Cipri­ani out of up to £15,000 af­ter he got her preg­nant has been spared jail.

Lisa Mur­phy, 39, aborted Cipri­ani’s un­born child af­ter their fling then bom­barded the star with mes­sages with the help of her friend Vi­o­let Smith, 29.

The ex­otic dancers threat­ened to ex­pose the rugby star ( above) in the news­pa­pers if he did not pay up and de­manded £15,000 from his pub­li­cist.

At Kingston Crown Court in south-west Lon­don they both ad­mit­ted black­mail­ing the 29-year-old Wasps fly-half be­tween Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber in 2015.

The judge sen­tenced the pair to 22 months sus­pended for two years, say­ing: “Danny Cipri­ani said he would pay for the abor­tion but did not act ac­cord­ing to his early prom­ises. He cer­tainly does not ap­pear to have fully ap­pre­ci­ated the ex­tent of your dif­fi­cul­ties.

“This is such an ex­cep­tional case, I will sus­pend the sen­tence.” THE DVLA has banned the num­ber plate VA61ANA but has al­lowed PEN15.

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