All of WNYW‘s rival stations reported last night Greg Kelly, an anchor at the Fox O&O, was cleared of the rape charges made against him last month. WNBC, WABC, WPIX and WCBS all led their respective evening newscasts with the story.
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“We have concluded that the established facts do not constitute a crime under New York criminal law,” a spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney said.
The investigation, which was opened last month, was handled by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office because Kelly is the son of New York police commissioner Ray Kelly.
The WNYW anchor, who took a leave of absence from the Fox O&O during the investigation, issued a statement Tuesday night.
“I am so thankful the investigation established what I’ve known all along, that I am innocent of the allegations that were waged against me,” Kelly said. “I am so blessed to have a wonderful family and friends whose support for me never wavered.” Read more
The discussion included Dr. Nancy Snyderman‘s admission that she had been sexually assaulted in college.
“I was attacked in 1970 as a college girl and I did everything wrong. I didn’t come forward. I waited too long,” Snyderman said, before suggesting that Kelly should return to work (video above).
WNYW anchor Greg Kelly‘s rape case remains front page news in New York, as local newspapers continue to churn out coverage of the tabloid-ready story involving the popular morning show host, his police commissioner father, and a 20-something woman with an angry boyfriend.
The woman filed an official complaint Tuesday night. Because Kelly is the son of New York police commissioner Ray Kelly, the investigation is being handled by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Through his attorney, Kelly has released a statement strongly denying the woman’s claim.
Kelly anchors the morning newscast on WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City. He has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the station.
“Greg Kelly has requested some time off,” WNYW general manager Lew Leone said in a statement.
Kelly’s time off is effective today. WNYW anchor Steve Lacy, who filled in for Kelly today, will co-anchor the newscast through the end of this week. Lacy anchors the 4:30 to 7 a.m. newscast on WNYW.
Two of WNYW’s rival stations, ABC O&O WABC and CBS O&O WCBS, reported the Kelly news this morning. WABC’s Josh Einiger reported live from NYPD headquarters in lower Manhattan, where Kelly’s father, Ray Kelly, is the police commissioner. Read more
Kelly is currently under investigation for raping a young woman in lower Manhattan last October. He is the son of New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly so the investigation has been turned over to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
“KELLY SON IN SEX PROBE,” declares today’s Post, along with a photo of the WNYW anchor.