Kelly Won’t Face Rape Charges

After a two-week investigation, Manhattan prosecutors have concluded that no charges will be filed against Fox’s Greg Kelly, formerly a White House Correspondent for FNC. Various New York outlets first began reporting the news last night. It appears, AP, and the NYT all began reporting the news at the same time. A woman recently came forward and made allegations to authorities that Kelly had sexually assaulted her while they were on a date. Kelly is a host on “Good Day New York,” which airs on the Fox affiliate WNYW-TV.

He sent out the following statement in light of the news:

“I am thankful that the investigation established what I’ve known all along, that I am innocent of the allegations that were waged against me. I am so blessed to have a wonderful family and friends whose support for me never wavered. My lawyer Andrew Lankler and advisor Ken Sunshine were invaluable during this process. Thank you to the thousands of ‘Good Day New York’ viewers who expressed positive support through social media. And I am grateful to everyone at FOX 5, especially Rosanna Scotto, my co-host.  I will always remember her kindness, and I look forward to soon resuming my post on ‘Good Day New York’ next to her.”

Our friends at TVSpy confirmed that Kelly will return to the anchor desk on Friday.

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