Brief: Katina Powell facing lawsuit

By on November 9, 2015

By Sam Draut–

Nine plaintiffs have brought a lawsuit on Katina Powell after the release of her book “Breaking Cardinal Rules.”

Several of the women who were included in the book have denied claims that they had sex with Louisville basketball players and recruits for money.

The book that was released in late September claimed that U of L director basketball of operations Andre McGee and Powell would arrange encounters for prostitutes  to meet with Louisville basketball players and recruits, including over twenty parties at Billy Minardi Hall, the on-campus dorm for the men’s basketball team.

The nine plaintiffs have brought a lawsuit upon Powell, Dick Cady the book’s co-author and IBJ Publishing. Powell included the names of some plaintiffs in the book.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim “these allegations are absolutely false.”

The five women said they never gave Powell consent or permission to use their names or photos of them.

“These plaintiffs never gave any consent or permission to use their name, stage name, alias, photo, image, an/or likeness for this false, outrageous, horrendous, atrocious and heinous sex scandal,” according to the lawsuit.

The eight new plaintiffs have joined University of Louisville student Kyle Hornback, who originally filed a lawsuit against Powell on Oct. 22 for damaging the value of a University of Louisville degree.


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