MANHATTAN — The woman who accused Greg Kelly of rape told investigators she was prompted to come forward after reading that Kelly's father, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, was encouraging New Yorkers to report all crimes, DNAinfo has learned.
The woman's bartender boyfriend, who became enraged after hearing of her Oct. 8 encounter with the 43-year-old Channel 5 anchor, had been pushing the 30-year-old paralegal to tell authorities about the alleged sexual assault that occurred in the law firm where she and her lawyer father work.
She finally did on Tuesday night, walking into the 13th Precinct to report the alleged attack, after her boyfriend showed her news accounts of Ray Kelly encouraging New Yorkers to come forward to report all crimes.
“Her boyfriend was telling her, ‘You see, even his father is telling people to report crime,’” a source told DNAinfo.
In another twist, DNAinfo has also learned that the alleged victim's brother is a sergeant in the NYPD and used to work in the Internal Affairs Bureau.
Investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney's office continued to fan out through the South Street Seaport and Financial District, seeking evidence in their ongoing investigation of the incident, which Greg Kelly has denied through his attorney was anything but consensual.
The "Good Day New York" anchor and the woman apparently met on the street just two days before their fateful date.
Sources say she immediately recognized Kelly and gushed that she was a huge fan who thought he was handsome.
The two chatted and exchanged phone numbers and email addresses, agreeing to get together on Saturday, Oct. 8, at a bar near the South Street Seaport.
They hung out drinking for a couple of hours, source said, with each of them buying rounds of drinks — a fact that could help Kelly show that he was not plying her with drinks.
Then they decided to head to the law office near Wall Street where the woman worked, and headed up to the office where she claims she virtually passed out and was sexually assaulted.
But investigators obtained text messages and emails from Kelly's lawyers that they claim show the two exchanging friendly messages saying they had a good time and discussing getting together again soon.
“There are stuff like, ‘It was good time? Was it as nice for you? Do you want to do it again?’” one source said.
District Attorney Cyrus Vance's Jr.'s investigators are now trying to locate eyewitnesses who saw the pair that night to get a clearer picture of their interaction.
Several investigators were trying to find workers at the building who were on duty that Saturday night in October to see if they recall them — specifically to hear if either appeared to be intoxicated, especially the woman.
Also at the office building, detectives were hoping to find surveillance video, entry logs and even swipe card records to pinpoint the exact time Kelly and the woman got there.
Investigators were also hitting the bars Friday looking for bartenders who served them, as well as credit card records that may show how much money was spent, indicating how much was possibly drank.
Prosecutors have also subpoenaed telephone records and email text messages from Kelly and his accuser.
The anchor has taken a leave of absence from his morning post and hasn't turned up at his lower Manhattan apartment.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, meanwhile, refused to answer inquiries about his son or the investigation Friday.
"I'm not going to answer any questions about this matter," Kelly told reporters at an unrelated press conference.
One reporter asked how Kelly was holding up, and the police commissioner replied that he would not answer personal questions.
Greg Kelly has vehemently denied the allegations through his lawyer.