*It’s been a year since actor Clifton Powell was first accused of raping a Harrah’s employee in New Orleans.

During a phone conversation with the Ryan Cameron Show,  he protested that the story is a big lie.

“I’ve never hurt anyone,” theactor featured in “Friday,” “Ray,” “The Brothers” and decades of other movies and television shows insisted in his first interview about the case.

As we reported, a woman using the pseudonym Kiyante Myers, however, is claiming otherwise; and has filed civil charges in federal court in Louisiana, reportedly seeking damages of some $75,000.

“I was never arrested,” Powell continued. “Never. TMZ is reporting this like it happened yesterday. This happened a year ago, Ryan. And people need to know the truth.”