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After a two-week investigation, Manhattan prosecutors have concluded that no charges will be filed against Fox’s Greg Kelly, formerly a White House Correspondent for FNC. Various New York outlets first began reporting the news last night. It appears DNAInfo.com, AP, and the NYT all began reporting the news at the same time. A woman recently came forward and made allegations to authorities that Kelly had sexually assaulted her while they were on a date. Kelly is a host on “Good Day New York,” which airs on the Fox affiliate WNYW-TV.
He sent out the following statement in light of the news:
“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. I am so blessed to have a wonderful family and friends whose support for me never wavered. My lawyer Andrew Lankler and advisor Ken Sunshine were invaluable during this process. Thank you to the thousands of ‘Good Day New York’ viewers who expressed positive support through social media. And I am grateful to everyone at FOX 5, especially Rosanna Scotto, my co-host. I will always remember her kindness, and I look forward to soon resuming my post on ‘Good Day New York’ next to her.”
Our friends at TVSpy confirmed that Kelly will return to the anchor desk on Friday.
Fox’s Good Day New York Host Greg Kelly, a former White House reporter for Fox News between 2005 and 2007, has been accused of raping a woman in Manhattan. He strongly denies the charge.
The story was first reported in the NYT this morning and has been repeated in a number of New York publications and TV outlets. The D.A.’s office is investigating. As the account goes, Kelly, a former Marine fighter pilot, met the woman, who is reportedly in her late 20s, early 30s, on the street in October and took her for drinks at the South Street Seaport. After drinks they visited the law firm where she worked. She claims the assault occurred there.
New York Newsday‘s Verne Gay wrote a story on the accusation against Kelly this morning and reprinted a profile he wrote on him back in 2003 when Kelly was an embed for Fox News. Forget about being unbiased. He prefaced the piece, saying, “It’s a positive profile for a reason – he was a very good embed.”
Kelly did not appear on Good Day New York this morning. He is the son of New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who is weighing a mayoral run.
CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Host Howard Kurtz really sharpened his investigative skills in his Media Monitor segment this week as he delved deep into the mystery behind an “exclusive” interview that aired on WNYW, a New York Fox station. Anchor Greg Kelly didn’t disclose that his guest, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, was his father until the nine-minute segment was nearly over. Kurtz found this and the cutesy way the news was revealed egregious. In the end he deduced that — AHA! — most likely it was Greg who persuaded his father to come on the show. “Couldn’t WNYW have simply asked the younger member of the Kelly family to sit this one out?” Kurtz asked. “OR, and I’m just taking a wild guess here, could Greg Kelly have used his connections to land this exclusive interview?” We don’t need to say it do we? Okay, fine. NO SHIT SHERLOCK.
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