Manhattan DA Will Not Charge Greg Kelly With Rape

After several weeks of investigating rape allegations made against Greg Kelly, co-anchor of Fox 5's Good Day New York and son of NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, the Manhattan District Attorney has officially decided not to bring charges against Kelly. In a letter, lead prosecutor Martha Bashford said,

After reviewing all of the evidence, we have determined that the facts established during our investigation do not fit the definitions of sexual assault crimes under New York criminal law. Therefore, no criminal charges are appropriate.

This brings to a close two weeks of intense public scrutiny of the case. Kelly's accuser had originally reported that he'd sexually assaulted her in her office, following a night of drinking, and that she'd become pregnant after the encounter. It appears that investigators could not substantiate some of her claims, though they have made no comment about any of the specifics of the case.

Kelly, who has been off the air at Fox 5 since his accuser came forward, issued a statement saying, "I am thankful that the investigation established what I've known all along, that I am innocent of the allegations that were waged against me." He also said he is grateful for all of the support he received, and he's looking forward to returning to work soon.

Earlier: The Woman Who Accused Greg Kelly of Rape Continued to Text With Him After the Alleged Attack


Greg Kelly, Police Commissioner's Son and TV Anchorman, Won't Face Charges Over Rape Claim [ABC News]

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