It has not been a good week for the Kelly family.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is already in trouble with the public after news broke that the NYPD screened a controversial film about Islam for officers at an anti-terror training center. Commissioner Kelly was also interviewed for the film The Third Jihad, which he now says was a “mistake” on his part. Now, in an unfortunate coincidence, Kelly’s son has been accused of rape in the same week.
Greg Kelly, a television anchor on Fox 5’s Good Day New York, stands accused of raping a woman in Lower Manhattan in October 2011. The woman has not been identified, but the New York Times writes that she reported the rape late at the 13th Precinct station on Tuesday night, and that she works at a law firm. She says that she met Kelly on the street Oct. 8. They had drinks together at the South Street Seaport, she said, and then returned to her office, where she said the rape took place.
Greg Kelly issued a statement through his lawyer flatly denying any involvement, according to the Times.
If Kelly’s face looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen his smug mug on these ads that ran on the subway last fall. Widely despised by graphic designers everywhere for their use of comic sans, the ads have also guaranteed that everybody in New York who has ridden a 6-train in the past five months knows exactly what Greg Kelly’s smiling face looks like.
Since investigating the son of a police commissioner poses an obvious conflict of interest for the NYPD, the investigation is being handled by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. However, the D.A.’s office declined to talk to Runnin’ Scared about the story.