Actor Clifton Powell is fighting to clear his name after being accused of rape ...
A Louisiana woman is suing Clifton for $75k in damages claiming the Friday star raped her in a hotel room last August.
The woman, using the alias Kiyante Myers for her lawsuit, says she initially consented to sex with the actor but when things got too rough she asked Clifton to stop but he refused and held his hand over her face and forcibly raped her.
Ms. Myers reported the incident to police who conducted an investigation but concluded there was not enough evidence to prove a crime had been committed.
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."