UPDATE: The woman who claims Greg Kelly raped her reportedly has a brother who is a crime scene investigator with the NYPD, according to The Post. A source described the sergeant as “hard-nosed hard worker.”
Phone records and messages exchanged through email and text between Kelly and his accuser have been subpoenaed by prosecutors, DNAinfo reports. Investigators are also looking for surveillance video and witnesses who may have seen the two together that night to confirm whether the woman or Kelly appeared to be drunk.
Kelly claimed the messages sent to him by the woman were flirtatious and will prove that their encounter was consensual.
The woman, who claims Greg Kelly raped and impregnated her in October, leading her to have an abortion, told police she kept in touch with the police commissioner’s son after the incident.
Sources tell the Daily News that Kelly claims the text messages he received from the woman will make it clear that their rendezvous was for a “sexual purpose” and not against her will. One source said the woman and Kelly exchanged texts about “doing it again.”
An investigator told the Daily News that the text messages could prove key in whether or not Kelly is charged in the case.
The woman, a 30-year-old paralegal, is the daughter of a prominent New York City lawyer, according to the Daily News. She told police she met Kelly for drinks at the South Street Seaport on October 8 before the two went to her office together. That is where she said he raped and impregnated her while she was intoxicated.
The woman’s boyfriend later discovered an email exchange that she initiated with Kelly before angrily confronting Kelly’s father, Commissioner Ray Kelly, according to WABC. The woman reported the rape to police on Tuesday. The NYPD turned the case over to District Attorney Cyrus Vance to avoid a conflict of interest in the investigation.
Greg Kelly has not appeared at his post as co-anchor of “Good Day New York” since Wednesday. The station’s general manager, Lew Leone, said Kelly requested time off from work. It is unclear when he will return.
Kelly’s lawyer, Andrew M. Lankler, said he is fully cooperating and maintains his innocence.
“Mr. Kelly strenuously denies any wrongdoing of any kind, and is cooperating fully with the district attorney’s investigation,” Lankler said. “We know the district attorney’s investigation will prove Mr. Kelly’s innocence.”