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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.

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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."

He continued:

"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."

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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."

She continued:

"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."

She concluded:

"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."

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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.

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Mekai Curtis, left, and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attended the New York premiere of Starz's highly anticipated prequel Power Book 3: Raising Kanan.

The new iteration of Power follows young Kanan Stark (Mekai Curtis) as he dodges bullets and keeps his enemies close. Kanan was originally played by 50 Cent.

Power Book 3: Raising Kanan also stars Omar Epps, Joey Bada$$, and Patina Miller.

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Mekai is pictured right with 50 Cent, center, and actor Michael Rainey Jr., left.

TheGrio spoke exclusively with the cast to discuss some of the challenges of creating the prequel.

"The pressure was having the continuity and the essence more so of the characters than the actual franchise itself," stated Mekai, who believes the hardest part was making sure he lived up to the high standards set by 50 Cent.

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Actor Omar Epps, who plays shady detective Howard, attended the premiere with his wife Keisha Epps. He said he didn't have any expectations for the new show.

"I don’t think there are any expectations. It's just a piece that I think the power in it is, that you know, we know who Kanan was and how he was the monster that he was. And this is kind of an exploration of humanity, to be honest with you. It's like, how does someone, you know, evolve into being the character that we saw 50 play."

The original Power aired on the Starz network from June 7, 2014, to February 9, 2020.

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Keri Hilson, Gabrielle Union, Mo'Nique

Atlanta's glitterati turned out for the private screening of Will Packers' holiday movie Almost Christmas held at Atlantic Station on Wednesday.

Pictured above are singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, left, with Gabrielle Union and Mo'Nique.

The movie is about a dysfunctional family that gathers together for their first Thanksgiving since their mother died. Almost Christmas stars Gabrielle Union, Mo'Nique, Omar Epps, Danny Glover, Nicole Ari Parker, Kimberly Elise, Jessie T. Usher, and comedian D. C. Young Fly.

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