Clifton Powell recently spoke out against the allegations of rape made against him by a New Orleans woman. He strongly denies that there is any truth to the accusations made in 2011 by an employee of Harrah's casino in New Orleans. Ms. Kiyante Myers filed a civil suit in federal court in Louisiana, and she is seeking around $75,000 in damages.

Ms. Myers has already admitted to having sex with Powell, but claims that he was being too rough and didn't stop after she told him that she didn't want to continue.  Powell, on the other hand, has a very different outlook on what happened. According to his side of the story, he met her in 2010, a year before the alleged rape actually took place, and claims that she hit on him but he shut her down because she came on too strong.  

He did however admit to becoming close with her for a brief period of time a year later in 2011, and after they became intimate, she asked him to give her money, which he refused.  Powell said that after he refused to pay her any form of money, she threatened to go to the authorities and tell them that he hurt her.  

"She got mad because I wouldn't give her any money.  I've never hurt anyone.  I was never arrested.  Never. TMZ is reporting this like it happened yesterday. This happened a year ago, Ryan. And people need to know the truth."

source: CBS Local