Fox Television Stations’ WNYW-TV “Good Day New York” co-host Greg Kelly, the son of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, is under investigation for allegedly raping a woman. Police told the New York Times that a woman came forward to NYPD detectives 1/24 and claimed that Kelly attacked her on 10/8/11.
The woman, around 30 years old, reportedly said that she met him on the street. They went to South Street Seaport for drinks, and then went to the law firm office where she worked. That’s where she says the assault took place.
Kelly was a no-show on the program 1/26 after the reports of rape accusation came out.
“Good Day New York” ran reports on the rape allegation and noted Kelly’s denial but did not disclose his status with the program or explain why he wasn’t on the air.
Steve Lacey, the anchor of the early newscast, filled in for Kelly during the broadcast.
The police commissioner became aware of the accusation against his son when a man, claiming to be her boyfriend — apparently enraged over the alleged attack — recently approached the commissioner at a public event.
“He said, ‘Your son ruined my girlfriend’s life,” said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne. “The commissioner said ‘Well, what do you mean?’ He said he didn’t want to talk about it here so the commissioner told him to send a letter.”
Browne said he was unsure if the man ever sent a letter.
Because Kelly is the son of the police commissioner, and the potential for conflict of interest, the NYPD says it has turned the case over to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
At this point, Kelly has not been charged with a crime.
His lawyer, Andrew Lankler, issued a statement saying: “Mr. Kelly is aware that the New York County District Attorney’s office is conducting an investigation. Mr. Kelly strenuously denies any wrongdoing of any kind, and is cooperating fully with the district attorney’s investigation. We know the district attorney’s investigation will prove Mr. Kelly’s innocence.”