Greg Kelly, Son Of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, Accused Of Rape
A New York woman has accused broadcast journalist Greg Kelly of sexually assaulting her last October.
Kelly, 43, co-host of the morning TV show "Good Day New York" on the Fox affiliate WNYW-TV and the son of New York Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, is cooperating with the investigation and denies any wrongdoing of any kind, The Associated Press reported.
The woman, who is in her late 20s or early 30s, made the complaint on Tuesday at the 13th Precinct station house. The reason why she waited several months to come forward is unclear.
According to The New York Times, the woman claims to have met Kelly on the street on Oct. 8. They went for drinks at the South Street Seaport then proceeded to the Lower Manhattan law office where she works. The alleged assault occurred there, she said.
The pair remained in contact by phone and text message after the incident.
When the accuser's boyfriend learned about the encounter, he reportedly approached Commissioner Kelly at a public event and accused his son of ruining the woman's life. The commissioner suggested he write a letter, The New York Post reported. It is unknown if the boyfriend did so.
Due to Kelly's relationship with the police commissioner, the New York County District Attorney's office is conducting the investigation.
"We know that the District Attorney's investigation will prove Mr. Kelly's innocence," attorney Andrew Lankler said in an e-mailed statement.
Kelly joined Fox News Channel in 2002 and was the White House correspondent from 2005 to 2007. A Marine Corps veteran and lieutenant colonel in the reserves, he also covered the Iraq War and the September 11 terror attacks.