*Grand jury subpoenas are being issued in the sex scandal involving the University of Louisville men’s basketball program, a source familiar with the proceedings told ESPN’s Outside the Lines.
As previously reported, the book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” published this month by self-described former escort Katina Powell, 42, details nearly two dozen stripping and sex parties from 2010 to 2014 inside Billy Minardi Hall, the on-campus dorm named for Louisville coach Rick Pitino’s late brother-in-law that houses athletes and other students.
Powell, who first spoke to Indianapolis Business Journal Book Publishing, has said that former Louisville graduate assistant Andre McGee arranged the parties and paid her $10,000 for supplying dancers. She said he also arranged “side deals” in which dancers would have sex with the recruits.
“We have received a subpoena at IBJ Book Publishing, and we are to appear [before the grand jury] November 5th,” publisher Patricia Keiffner said Friday.
“Kentucky grand jury proceedings are secret, and Kentucky law prohibits anyone who has received a grand jury subpoena from commenting. However, as of this moment, Ms. Powell has not received any subpoena from the Commonwealth or any other government agency,” said Larry Wilder, Powell’s attorney, who is based in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
The University of Louisville Police Department, the school, the NCAA and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, McGee’s most recent employer, are all investigating into the allegations Powell detailed in her book, which is based largely on her personal journals and phone records.