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More U of L students, alumni seeking to join lawsuit against 'Breaking Cardinal Rules' author

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Katina Powell admitted she wrote the book "Breaking Cardinal Rules" for the money. Now a University of Louisville student is suing the author and former madam so that she doesn't see one cent of the book's profits.

Kyle Hornback, a political science sophomore says the book tarnishes her degree and she doesn't want Powell to get rich from writing about illegal activity.

“Everybody knows about it. Everybody knows who Katina Powell is,” Hornback said.

The sex scandal in the pages of "Breaking Cardinal Rules" is rocking the University of Louisville. Hornback says the book affects a lot more people than just the athletic department.  

“It just gives a bad name to U of L and all the students involved,” Hornback said.

Hornback is not only suing Katina Powell, but IBJ Publishing as well.  Hornback says the book will haunt the reputation of the school, tarnish her degree and damage her ability to get a job. The Kentucky Derby Festival Princess, who found her passion for justice while part of Jefferson County Teen Court, says she doesn't want Powell to make money from writing about her illegal actions.

“This is something that will continue to follow me as I pursue further endeavors in my life. So I want to be able to prevent someone from profiting at my expense,” Hornback said.

Powell claimed former staffer Andre McGee arranged for women to have sex and party with players and recruits at Minardi Hall. During an interview on “The View” Friday morning, Powell admits to writing the book for money.

“This is all about the book for you?” co-host Paula Farris asked Powell.

“Mhmm,” Powell said.

“And all about the money that comes with it?” Farris asked.

“It's about the book and the money. I would be lying if I said it wasn't,” Powell said.

Hornback and her lawyer, Nadder George Shunnarah, stress they do not want her to have one penny of the profits.

“If you commit a crime, you're not supposed to be profiting from it,” Shunnarah said.

Hornback adds winning the suit is all about the principle.

“Well I'm not going to get the money from the book. This has nothing to do with money at all. My intention is solely to prevent a criminal from profiting off of their crimes,” Hornback said.

The class action suit is seeking unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial. Students and alumni are already contacting Shunnarah wanting to be part of the lawsuit.

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