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Pinky from 'Next Friday'

I've Been Falsely

Accused of Rape

9/6/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The actor who played Pinky in two of the "Friday" movies 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 -- who also appeared in "Rush Hour," "Ray" and "Menace II Society" -- has been sued by a woman using the pseudonym Kiyante Myers ... who claims the actor raped her in a hotel room in August 2011.

According to the suit, Myers claims she initially consented to sex with Powell ... but when it turned rough, she asked him to stop ... and he refused.

Instead, she claims, Powell placed his hands over her face and raped her.

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."

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1.

Diamond Goddess!    

Whassup wit' these dudez from "Friday" and the CRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME?!
Sounds like Pinky is forked.

689 days ago
2.

TMZ Superfan    

Quite frankly, this wouldn't surpise me. Powell has always come off as sleezy to me.

689 days ago
3.

LK    

HE PROB DID WLDN'T DOUBT IT

689 days ago
4.

lbs    

"Shut up, your fired too!"

689 days ago
5.

BB not bb    

This story sounds plausible to me. Rape is hard to prove and the police don't really care. This lady isn't asking for all the much money either. I think she really wants justice.


No is supposed to be the magic word, but obviously it doesn't work all the time. I think if you have to say no, the guy is already over the line.

689 days ago
6.

Chi    

Maybe if you guys start zipping up and being faithful to your wives less women will accuse you of rape. If you sleep with any woman you see around because you're a celebrity, these are the types of lawsuit you'll keep getting. Button up!

689 days ago
7.

Phishie from Philly    

I'm mother fricken pinky! Say it again. Say it again
..
Phishie from Philly

689 days ago
8.

Phishie from Philly    

It sounds like pinky got into something stinky. Literally
..
Phishie from Philly

689 days ago
9.

Bill Leslie    

dudes 56 - he probably isn't packing the gear to rape anyone anymore unless he gets a couple hour head start for the vitamin V to kick in.

689 days ago
10.

BB not bb    

He looks pretty unsavory and shady. It is possible he just got carried away with his rough sex and didn't want to stop even when the woman did.


He looks like he is in a world of his own devices.

689 days ago
11.

devilgirl    

Don't all rapists claim innocence?

689 days ago
12.

ohreally    

Are people really judging this guy based off the character he plays in a movie? Really? Lol.

This rape thing sounds like bs. If he was a sleazeball, he could easily use his perceived sense of fame to manipulate a slut to get in bed with him.

If the female wants justice, just ask for lawyer fees, and nothing else. She wants money... but unlike other rape accusers, she's smart enough to ask for a reasonable amount.

We'll see.

689 days ago
13.

Melissa1987    

Im sorry but women these days look for rich people to take advantage of. She probably planed this whole thing to get money. He doesnt need to rape someone to get sex.

689 days ago
14.

samson    

Hmm, $75,000 for rape after cops didn't feel there was enough evidence to pursue the case? Sounds suspiciously like mortgage payment money to me.

689 days ago
15.

Sarita    

Wow....Didn't he play the step father that raped the girl in "Woman Thou Art Loosed" and the Crooked Correctional Officer that raped the girl in "Civil Brand"? smh.. That's crazy

689 days ago
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