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Katina Powell meets with NCAA investigators

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Photo from "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen," from Indianapolis Business Journal Book Publishing. Photo from "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen," from Indianapolis Business Journal Book Publishing.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The woman behind a sex scandal that has hovered over the University of Louisville men's basketball team for weeks has met with NCAA investigators, according to Bart McMahon, one of her attorneys.

Katina Powell, author of "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen," spoke to investigators for five hours, outlining her account of what happened from beginning to end at Minardi Hall, McMahon said.

McMahon said the interview was not recorded, and that Powell essentially told investigators the same things she wrote in her book.

One of the conditions of the interview was that the NCAA not record in, McMahon said.

"We just didn't want a recording of her out there," he said.

McMahon would not say if anyone with UofL was present during the meeting. He said Powell's daughters were not interviewed by the NCAA and he doesn't expect they will be.

Also, McMahon said all of Powell's records - her texts and journal entries - have been turned over to prosecutors as part of a subpoena to the book publisher.

Powell, 42, has claimed that she hosted 22 stripping and sex parties from 2010 to 2014 inside Billy Minardi Hall, the on-campus dorm for athletes. She has said that former Louisville graduate assistant Andre McGee arranged the parties and paid her $10,000 for supplying dancers. (An examination of her book by WDRB News showed that her book outlined 11 parties in the dorm with less than $6,000 reported.)

Stay with WDRB News. We'll update this story as it develops.

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