Katina Powell says NCAA ‘didn’t want to talk’ when informed of Louisville allegations (Video)
Katina Powell, the madam at the center of the Louisville sex scandal allegations, admitted during a TV appearance Friday that she wrote her tell-all book for financial reasons, but went to the NCAA first and they did nothing.
Powell appeared on ABC’s The View Friday with her daughters and was quizzed about why she chose to step forward now with the allegations that she had supplied women to dance for and have sex with Louisville players and recruits.
“First off, I called the NCAA, and I tried to tell them my story,” Powell said. “I was asking them what should I do? Who should I go to and who could I talk to, but they wouldn’t give me any assistance. They didn’t want to talk, they didn’t want to hear about a college basketball team, so I decided to Google a publishing company and write a book.”
“It seemed like no one would listen to me,” she continued. “You know, it’s college basketball. Nobody wants to hear any of that. I had no choice. I went on and wrote a book.”
Powell was then asked if something happened or someone acted in a way that would make her step forward.
“To sell a book,” she said, clarifying that she kept journals of what was happening for her own protection.
Powell also reasserted previous allegations that parents were involved as well as players.
Powell has previously stated that she believes Louisville coach Rick Pitino must have known about what was taking place, but the allegation that she tried to inform the NCAA before going public with her story is a new one.