Report: Manhattan D.A. Won’t Charge Greg Kelly with Rape

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The New York Daily News is reporting that Greg Kelly—son of police commissioner Ray Kelly and the host of Good Day NY—will not be charged by the Manhattan D.A. with any criminal complaint following an accusation that he sexually assaulted a woman.

The accusations against Mr. Kelly were reported after his accuser’s boyfriend became angry with her following the revelation of relations with him. Since then, the New York Post reported that the accuser had a 48-hour “marathon” of sexting with Mr. Kelly within the timeline of the alleged rape (the Post also yielded a column by Andrea Peyser in which she derided Mr. Kelly’s anonymous accuser). Needless to say, this all created bold fodder for the city’s tabloids.

This isn’t exactly the first time in recent memory Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance has been handed a high-profile sex scandal involving powerful figure—in August, rape charges were dropped against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn—and far from the first time he’d met Mr. Kelly, whose show he had been on only days before the investigation into the charges began.

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