(NEW YORK) — The Manhattan district attorney is investigating allegations that New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly’s son, Greg Kelly, a Fox TV personality, raped a woman last year, multiple sources close to the investigation told ABC News and the lawyer for Kelly confirmed.
“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.”
Sources told ABC News that Kelly allegedly raped the young woman in Lower Manhattan last October. Police officials would not comment on the allegations, and Deputy Police Commissioner for Public Information Paul Browne said that to avoid any suggestion of conflict of interest, his office was making no calls to detectives or District Attorney Cyrus Vance to establish any details of an investigation.
Sources confirmed that the woman was first interviewed by detectives on Wednesday. The case was then passed on to the District Attorney because of the risk of conflict in investigating a rape allegation against the police commissioner’s son.
According to a close friend of the woman, the incident occurred at or after a party. The alleged victim’s boyfriend says, she has been “an emotional cripple” since the alleged assault occurred.
“The boyfriend was outraged and out of his mind when he realized what had happened,” a friend told ABC. “He went and picked her up from the office where she was distraught, and he said later that the rape had taken place there.”
According to Browne, the boyfriend told Commissioner Kelly that his son “ruined my girlfriend’s life,” but did not provide details. The alleged victim’s friend claims the boyfriend shouted to Kelly, “You better keep an eye on your son.”
Greg Kelly, 43, is the co-host of New York 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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