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University of Louisville

Escort lawsuit: 5 women join suit of Katrina Powell

Five women have joined a lawsuit filed against escort Katina Powell and say she falsely alleges in her book that they participated in prostitution at the University of Louisville.

Jemiah Nash, Marquease Richardson, Precious Burnley, Shinita Martin and Dolly Bolden joined a suit previously filed by a Louisville student that accuses Powell of damaging the school's reputation in her book, "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen." Powell says former Cardinals men's basketball staffer Andre McGee hired her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players.

The women say Powell's allegations are false and accuse her, author Dick Cady and...