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Katina Powell: Louisville madam had her daughters as escorts

Katina Powell

For Katina Powell, stripping was a family business.

Powell is the woman who wrote a new book accusing a former Louisville Cardinals staffer of paying her to dance and provide other women to strip for many players and recruits. Her allegations are published in her new book “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen.”

Powell, who describes herself as a madam, says in the book that she was hired for 22 parties from 2010-2014 and was paid upwards of $10,000 to provide entertainment to recruits at parties. She accuses ex-Louisville staffer Andre McGee of being the point man in the matter and says he provided alcohol to teenage recruits. She says she danced — frequently in an on-campus dorm — for players, recruits and sometimes the fathers of recruits. The $10,000 amount does not include tips for dancing nor money paid for sex acts performed afterwards.

Perhaps the most disturbing detail provided by Powell is that three of her daughters worked for her, dancing and stripping at the parties. It was clearly a family business for Powell, which probably sickens most people.

The lawyer for McGee has already labeled Powell a “whore” who is only interested in money. Powell admitted she is in it for the money. To that end, the publisher says she is receiving 10 percent commission of gross sales for the book.

Powell must be counting on big revenue from sales of the book, because her career as a madam is likely over now that people know she cannot be trusted to keep things a secret.

It’s ironic that she named her book the “cardinal rules” because she is breaking the cardinal rule of running an escort service: be discreet and never violate the privacy of your clients. Did she feel that her time as an escort was up or that she wanted out? Perhaps.

Also see: A closer look at Andre McGee

Photo via IBJ

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