Omar Epps has asked a judge to dismiss a restraining order filed against him by a male fan he's never met or spoken with.
According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the "Love & Basketball" actor was forced to file a response to a restraining order filed by a 36-year-old Los Angeles man.
The man accused the movie and TV star of breaking into his jail cell and sexually assaulting him while he was locked up recently.
In his written response, Epps, 48, asked the judge to deny the man's request for a restraining order. He told the judge he has never met the man in his life.
"(The man) is a complete stranger to me. I have never met him. I have never spoken to him. I have never had any direct or indirect contact with him. I have never previously written about him. I had never even heard of (him) until I was served with his application for a restraining order."
"I have no intention or desire whatsoever to make contact with, associate with, or communicate with (him) in any way. I am a fairly visible public figure, and mostly known for my work as an actor. I believe (the man) may know of me only because of my professional work."
Epps asked the court to throw out the restraining order after he was forced to respond to the man's wild allegations.
The judge subsequently denied the man's application for a temporary restraining order, but a hearing is set for the end of this week, according to The Blast.
Omar's attorney suggested the man may have a mental illness.
"Until he was made aware of this action, Mr. Epps has never heard of him. Mr. Epps is a pubic figure. The allegations of wrongdoing against Mr. Epps are entirely imagined and categorically false."
"It is manifest that he is mentally unwell and that his allegations are the product of his mental state. He claims Mr. Epps writes about (him) not by using his name but by calling him (by a nickname.) The man claims he was choked in jail by some unnamed person, not Mr. Epps." The man "admits he has no evidence of wrongdoing because Mr. Epps "talks too low."
"Astonishingly, the person claims Mr. Epps somehow broke INTO a jail cell at the court lockup and sat on his lap while he was in custody. Yet, he presents absolutely no evidence of any of his untrue claims because no evidence exists."
Epps and his wife, former Total singer Keisha Epps, 51, share three children - Amir, K'mari and Aiyanna.
He is best known for playing doctors in television series "House M.D." and "ER." He was also a background dancer for former rapper Queen Latifah.