Prostitute to Meet with NCAA Over Louisville Basketball ‘Sex Party’ Allegations

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

A prostitute who wrote a book charging that a University of Louisville employee hired her for “sex parties” for recruits will now meet with the NCAA to discuss her charges, a report says.

In October, self-professed prostitute Karina Powell, 42, published a book titled, Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen, claiming that graduate assistant Andre McGee hired exotic dancers and prostitutes to give sexual favors to prospective Louisville basketball players as well as students already on the school’s basketball team.

Now, the governing body of college sports, the NCAA, is calling the prostitute before them to investigate her claims.

On November 12, the woman’s lawyer, Larry Wilder, told WDRB Louisville that his client will be soon be meeting with the NCAA.

“There’s no question that she will talk to the NCAA now. There is no reason for her not to talk to the NCAA now and meet with the NCAA now and that’s gonna happen very soon. And the NCAA will have the full and absolute complete benefit of all the information and all the documentation; all the cell phones and all the journals that the Commonwealth’s Attorney now’s going to get through a subpoena,” the attorney told the station.

The lawyer also hinted that his client was given immunity before accepting the invitation to talk to the NCAA and that she will not likely be prosecuted by state authorities in Kentucky.

The book isn’t the only place where allegations of sex parties at Louisville have been made.

On the heels of the book’s publication, ESPN reported that some past players and recruits admitted that they were treated to such parties with one even saying that being recruited to Louisville was “like I was in a strip club.”

The woman’s claims brought immediate and numerous denials from Louisville staff and coaches. The book also brought at least one student to announce a lawsuit claiming that her education was put at risk by the stories.

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