(NEW YORK) — The woman who accused New York TV morning show anchor Greg Kelly of raping her told investigators the assault left her pregnant, sources told ABC News.
The latest developments in the unfolding tale of the encounter in lower Manhattan come as investigators are attempting to sort through the allegations and establish what occurred.
According to sources familiar with the investigation, the accuser, who is about 30 and who works at a law firm as a paralegal, told law enforcement officials that she texted Kelly after the incident, and in one message asked why he had not called. Investigators are attempting to determine whether the contents of the communications between Kelly and the accuser appear to incriminate or to exonerate him.
The accuser told investigators that she met Kelly, who is single, in lower Manhattan and that he later raped her after she invited him back to the law offices in which she works.
Kelly is the son of New York City’s nationally and internationally renowned Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. The police department has recused itself from investigating the allegation to avoid any conflict of interest. The probe is being handled by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.
Sources close to the investigation told ABC News Thursday evening that the accuser told investigators she had become pregnant as a result of the encounter with Kelly and had terminated the pregnancy. Investigators are attempting to establish whether that was accurate.
The alleged assault, which she says occurred nearly three months ago, was reported to police this week. Multiple sources and the lawyer for Kelly have confirmed the investigation to ABC News.
“Mr. Kelly is aware that the New York county district attorney’s office is conducting an investigation,” said his attorney, Andrew Lankler. “Mr. Kelly strenuously denies any wrongdoing and is cooperating fully with the district attorney’s investigation. We know that the district attorney’s investigation will prove Mr. Kelly’s innocence.”
Kelly, 43, is the co-host of the weekday morning news show Good Day New York. He was previously a White House correspondent for Fox News and the co-host of Fox News’ Fox and Friends. Kelly was also a Marine pilot before joining Fox.
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