L.A. Lakers star Devin Ebanks isn't out of the woods yet ... despite being cleared in a rape investigation last year -- because the woman who accused him of sexual assault has now filed a civil lawsuit.
The woman filed the lawsuit anonymously in L.A. County Superior Court because of an elleged incident that took place when the baller took her home from a nightclub in September 2011.
The L.A. County D.A. refused to file charges against Ebanks due to lack of evidence.
Now, the woman's hoping to recover monetary damages in civil court -- suing Ebanks for sexual assault and battery, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
She's suing for unspecified damages.
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