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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

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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jasmine cannady k    


674 days ago


Wow...this happened back in 2011.Not to downplay what has happened but I think she wants a payoff.

573 days ago

Robert w Powell    

first of all POWELL does not take the *****. P is in are name and ***** is Gods gift to us. Now that bitch gave it up like my bitch did the same time I was just across the state from clifton. The Bitch is trying to get a come up. She is trying to get in a Powells pocket and that aint happeing unles we let the bitch have it.

456 days ago
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