Actor Omar Epps is not a name synonymous with drama. The Power Book III actor keeps a pretty low profile with steady work on the small screen after dominating the 90’s with such cult films as Love & Basketball, where he starred opposite Sanaa Lathan. Well, it seems one fan is looking to rile up the headlines, claiming that Omar Epps assaulted him, so he got a restraining order against the actor.
Omar Epps was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was a rapper in his teens and attended performing arts high school LaGuardia in Manhattan.
He made his acting debut in the cult classic, Juice opposite the late Tupac Shakur. He would eventually go on to land roles in Major League II, ER, Scream 2 and more. He played a major character on the show House and even had a recurring role on ‘This Is Us’ before joining the ‘Power’ franchise.
Omar Epps is married to Keisha Epps of 90’s girl group, Total. They share two children together.
According to gossip site The Blast, an unidentified man filed a restraining order against Omar Epps on March 21st of this year. The 36-year-old claims that Epps broke into his jail cell and sat on his lap while the man was in police custody. Apparently the order had more graphic details that the outlet opted to redact.
The actor and his lawyers decided to come forward with a statement letting fans know that they have no knowledge of this man. His full statement below:
“The man is a complete stranger to me. I have never met him. I have never spoken to 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.”
Omar Epps and his team added that they feel the man is unwell and possibly suffering from mental illness and looking to gain some kind of exposure or financial gain by suing a public figure.