Actor Clifton Powell has been a familiar face in black film for many years with roles in classic films like "Ray," "Friday," and "Menace II Society" to name a few.

Unfortunately, Powell now is in the news for something other than his movies.

A Lousiana woman, using the name Kiayante Myers, is claiming Powell raped her in 2011 in a hotel room.

According to reports, the woman admits that the sex was initially consensual between the two,but, after asking him to stop, Powell, continued having sex with her and even covered her mouth with his hand.

Myers reported the incident last year but police did not pursue Powell citing lack of evidence.

She has now brought her case to federal court and is asking for upwards of $75,000 dollars in damages.

Powell vehemently denies the accusations, saying he has been falsely accused and that he will be taking legal action against the woman.

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