The actor, who as soon as starred in collection resembling That’s So Raven and Cory in the House, was charged with one depend of immoral communication with a minor in June. He stands accused of sending pornographic materials to a 13-year-old woman.
Massey’s courtroom date was was initially scheduled for late June in King County. It was pushed to the morning of July 12, when the actor first failed to look.
PREVIOUS UPDATE, JUNE 29, with lawyer assertion: Kyle Massey, who co-starred on Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven and Cory within the Home, is dealing with a felony cost of immoral communication with a minor in King County, WA.
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In response to TMZ, which first reported the information, the case entails express images, movies and textual content the actor allegedly despatched to a teenage woman — a longtime acquaintance of his. She and her household sued Massey in 2019, when the woman was 13, alleging that he seduced a minor, tried to commit a lewd act with a minor and irritated or molested a minor. He denied the fees on the time.
The brand new cost seems to be associated to that lawsuit, however TMZ and later different media retailers cited courtroom paperwork that weren’t instantly accessible to the general public.
The woman’s mom instructed police that Massey had identified her since she was 4 years previous, TMZ stated. The outlet additionally quoted police as saying the fabric the actor despatched included an express video clip and one other that confirmed a person who gave the impression to be Massey exposing his genitalia.
The actor’s lawyer, Lee A. Hutton, issued an announcement late Wednesday:
“It’s unlucky that Kyle Massey needed to be taught by way of the media yesterday that the 2019 allegations have resurfaced within the State of Washington a yr after their dismissal,” Massey claims that the allegations then and now are extortive. The statements made to the police relating to the accuser’s personal counsel’s recommendation appear peculiar, tearing away the veracity from the stale allegations. The accusers in no hidden agenda try to make use of the Washington courts as a platform for revenge after shedding the civil matter. Certainly, California counsel withdrew from illustration from the accuser leaving us to conclude that he was not prepared to make misrepresentations to the courtroom. The Washington matter is already exhibiting problematic indicators. Massey was by no means correctly served or notified as represented to the courtroom and the pleadings are procedurally and substantively poor on its face. Massey intends to aggressively defend these accusations once more and can search civil damages from people who refuse to listen to the details. We plan to hunt an early dismissal — lastly placing these extortive makes an attempt to relaxation.”
Massey, now 29, performed star Ryven-Simoné’s child brother Cory in all 100 episodes of That’s So Raven, which aired on Disney Channel from 2003-07. He additionally starred because the title character within the cable community’s 2007-08 spinoff collection Cory within the Home. He most just lately was a daily on Millennials, a comedy for the AMC streamer AllBlk. Different credit embody The Electrical Compony and voice roles on American Dragon: Jake Lengthy, Fish Hooks and different toon reveals.