HOUSTON – One of the city’s most well known activists is suing his ex-girlfriend for reporting a Porsche she helped to purchase stolen.
Seeking up to $200,000 in damages, Quanell Farrahkan, also known as Quanell X, filed suit against Hope Corkran on Oct. 13 in Harris County District Court.
In his suit, the Houston New Black Panther leader says he had an “on again off again” relationship with Corkran for seven years, during which he helped her financially on several occasions.
When he considered purchasing a white 2017 Porsche Panamera, Quanell was told he would need a c0-signer – to which Corkran agreed to do for him.
In July 2017, the vehicle was purchased from Momentum Porsche. Quanell was attending a football camp with his son at the time the final papers had to be signed.
So, Corkran finalized the purchase while he was out of town. When Quanell returned to Houston, he picked up the car from her home, the suit states.
Since then, Quanell says he has made all the car payments, maintained possession of both sets of keys and paid the insurance on the vehicle – asserting Corkran has not financially contributed to the car in any way.
In late August 2017, Corkran was a party to a custody battle that Quanell was not a party to. She asked him for $10,000 to pay her legal fees but Quanell was unable to lend her the money.
“The defendant became upset with the plaintiff and soon after sent him a letter demanding the car or the value of the car,” the suit states.
“She stated that if the plaintiff failed to do so that she would report the car stolen. The defendant did, in fact, report the car stolen to the Houston Police Department.”
Quanell is now the subject of a police investigation.
He says his name was intentionally left off the loan documents and title.
He also says he will suffer economic damages if the car is returned to Corkran and is suing her for exemplary damages.
Attorney Julie Ketterman of the Houston law firm Ketterman Hedlesten & Amann represents him.
Cause No. 2017-68466