Actor Clifton Powell Accused of Rape, Denies Allegations
The actor Clifton Powell claims he’s been falsely accused of raping a woman in Louisiana last year … despite allegations in a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.
Clifton Powell has been sued by a woman using the pseudonym Kiyante Myers … who claims the actor raped her in a hotel room in August 2011.
The Courthouse News Service also has more details of the complaint below- BE AWARE it contains graphic details
”On August 28, 2011, at approximately 10:00 p.m., defendant Powell came into Harrah’s Casino, where the plaintiff is employed as a cocktail waitress. The plaintiff and defendant have known one another for approximately two years. After a brief encounter, defendant Powell asked when she would be getting off from work and if she would like to go out afterward. Plaintiff agreed to defendant Powell’s request and after getting off from work around midnight, plaintiff met defendant Powell outside of the casino and together went to the W Hotel Bar for drinks.”
”After the drinks at The W Hotel, both plaintiff and defendant went to The International House Hotel at 221 Camp Street, where defendant Powell was a registered guest. After she entered his hotel room, defendant Powell asked plaintiff to take her pants off so that he could perform oral sex, which led to a consensual sexual relation. Later that same day, when plaintiff and defendant Powell awoke, defendant Powell wanted to engage in sexual relations again, but plaintiff declined his offer, informing him that he was too rough with her last time.
“Defendant Powell convinced her that he would ‘take it easy’ this time. After a short period of consensual sex, defendant Powell’s voice began to change and he began to be rough with plaintiff and told her he wanted to be called ‘Monique.’ Plaintiff began to resist defendant Powell, which was met with physical force as he pushed her face into the mattress while choking plaintiff from behind.
“When defendant Powell began to penetrate her anus with his fingers, plaintiff jumped away from defendant Powell and immediately told him to stop. Defendant Powell refused by placing his hands over her face and grasping plaintiff’s jaw, resuming vaginal penetration and continuing his sexual assault against her will and without her consent under the perceived threat of potential harm, until he was finished.” Source
The accusing victim seeks medical and legal expenses and compensatory and special damages for “sexual assault, battery, and rape.
TMZ has learned … Myers went to cops about the incident last year … and an investigation was conducted. But cops didn’t feel there was enough evidence to prove Powell committed a crime and they closed the case against the actor.
Myers has now taken her claims to federal court in Louisiana, where she’s seeking damages in excess of $75k.
A rep for Clifton tells TMZ … “Mr. Powell absolutely denies these false accusations and plans on pursuing all legal remedies available to him against his accuser.”
UPDATE on Sept 12, 2012:Actor Clifton Powell was on the phone last week with The Ryan Cameron Show denying her rape accusations.“I’ve never hurt anyone,” the star of “Friday,” insisted in his first interview about the case.
“I was never arrested,” Powell continued. “Never.” TMZ is reporting this like it happened yesterday.
Listen to the interview at the link below: