Update (November 13, 2020): Former detective Brett Hankison has been sued for sexual assault by a woman who over the summer accused him of using his position as a member of the Louisville Police Department to gain her trust and “willfully, intentionally, painfully and violently” assault her.

"Brett Hankison is a 44-year-old sexual predator. For years, he has used his police uniform and secondary night club employment as mechanisms to prey on innocent women who are two decades younger than him," the lawsuit read, according to ABC News.

Margo Borders wrote a lengthy Facebook post about her experience in June, explaining that she became friends with Hankison while he worked as a security guard for Tin Roof Bar in Louisville.

Attorney Lonita Baker, who was also heavily involved in the Breonna Taylor case, is representing Borders in the lawsuit. Baker told ABC News that Hankison needed to face justice for what he did to her.

“Our client, Margo, felt that it was necessary to come forward and pursue justice, and hold Brett accountable. He used his uniform and badge to target unsuspecting women whom he knew were in a possible state where they could not consent and took advantage of them. It’s disgusting,” Baker said. 

Borders explained that she was drinking alcohol at Tin Roof Bar on the April 2018 evening the alleged assault occurred. She had previously met the former detective in 2017 and the two became friends through social media. She added that she often gave Hankison advice on his relationship with his girlfriend at the time. One night, she obliged his offer to drive her home when she was intoxicated. She said she believed she would be safe because he was a police officer. 

Hankison, who was sober, allegedly invited himself in and when Borders fell asleep on her bed, sexually assaulted her. 

“I never reported him out of fear of retaliation. I had no proof of what happened and he had the upper hand because he was a police officer. Who do you call when the person who assaulted you is a police officer? Who were they going to believe? I knew it wouldn’t be me,” Borders wrote in a Facebook post. 

According to HuffPost, the lawsuit includes testimony from other women who have accused Hankison of similar abuses.

Hankison would “spot young women which fit his type; build trust with them through law enforcement status; add the women as friends to social media accounts; identify the women when they are at the bar in a vulnerable or intoxicated state; take the women home as their designated driver in a police uniform; make advances towards the women; sexually pursue the women and, if they do not consent or are otherwise incapable of consenting, sexually assault them,” the lawsuit stated. 

Lawyers told ABC News that multiple women have filed complaints about Hankison with the police department, but they "were swept under the rug."

As Blavity previously reported, Hankison was fired from the police force for recklessly shooting into Taylor’s apartment in March. He was the only officer charged with anything related to the events that occurred that night. He is facing three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for shooting into other apartments.

He was also the only officer fired after Taylor was shot to death by police that night. 

“We hope through this civil litigation that Brett Hankison will be held accountable. That his conduct will be exposed, that it will be made clear that this is something LMPD tolerated, that they had notice of, that they never acted on,” Sam Aguiar, founding attorney of the firm representing Borders, told local news outlet WHAS11. 

“In civil litigation, you can’t ask for this to have never happened. You can’t go back in time and ask that you would have fired Brett Hankison so he didn’t do this to all of these women, so you have to ask for money damages,” he added.

Original (June 11, 2020): As cries for justice continue for Breonna Taylor who died at the hands of three officers in the Louisville Metro Police Department, one of the accused policemen is now facing separate accusations of sexual assault.

According to People, two women have accused officer Brett Hankison of sexual assault on social media. One woman identified herself as Margo Borders on Facebook and alleged Hankison "invited himself into my apartment and sexually assaulted me while I was unconscious."

In a statement released Tuesday to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Borders referred to 44-year-old Hankison as a stalker.

"He used his uniform to stalk women at local bars and sexually assault them," Borders said. "I was one of these women. This man knew his badge would keep us quiet and that his LMPD brotherhood would protect him. After several years and several victims, it was clear he was right."

"When I found out that Brett Hankison, whose face and presence in Louisville had haunted me for the last two years, was one of Breonna’s killers, I knew my time of being silenced by this man was over," she added.

The second woman, Emily Terry, detailed on Instagram that, as she was heading home from a bar inebriated one night, Hankison offered to take her home. 

"I thought to myself, 'Wow. That is so nice of him,'" Terry wrote on Thursday. "And willingly got in. He began making sexual advances towards me — rubbing my thigh, kissing my forehead, and calling me 'baby.' Mortified, I did not move. I continued to talk about my grad school experiences and ignored him. As soon as he pulled up to my apartment building, I got out of the car and ran to the back."

Both individuals have been contacted by officials in the department's Public Integrity Unit, and a department representative said an investigation would be forthcoming.

"We are aware of these posts, and investigators are looking into the allegations," LMPD spokeswoman Jessie Halladay said in an email to the Courier-Journal. "If anyone has information about these cases, we encourage them to call (502) 574-7144."

Hankison, along with colleagues Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officer Myles Cosgrove, has yet to be detained after they raided the home Taylor shared with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker the morning of March 13 and fired nearly 20 shots, killing the 26-year-old. All three officers have been placed on administrative reassignment as the probe continues.