FOX 5 anchorman and police commissioner's son Greg Kelly will be returning to his job at Good Day New York after being cleared of criminal rape charges, according to the New York Post. Kelly took a leave of absence last month after a woman accused him of rape.
The allegations sparked an investigation, but prosecutors said Tuesday that there was no legitimate cause to charge Kelly. The following day, Kelly left the station with the intention of returning to work. I'm very appreciative of all the positive support I've received, he said as he walked out of the door.
The woman, a 28-year-old paralegal, claimed that Kelly had raped and impregnated her in her lower Manhattan office after the two shared drinks on the night of October 8. The woman told authorities that she had proceeded to have an abortion after the encounter with Kelly. Prosecutors reviewed text messages, receipts and phone records during the investigation. And after a series of interviews with Kelly and the woman, investigators cleared Kelly of the charges.
Martha Bashford, the chief of the Manhattan district attorney's office sex crimes unit, wrote in a letter Tuesday to Kelly's lawer: After reviewing all of the evidence, we have determined that the facts established during our investigation do not fit the definitions of sexual assault crimes under New York criminal law. Therefore, no criminal charges are appropriate.