That's So Raven star Kyle Massey has been charged for allegedly sending a 13-year-old pornographic material.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the Disney alum is facing one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes after supposedly sending the girl "numerous sexually explicit text messages, images, and videos" between December 2018 and January 2019. The publication also reports the charge stems from a March 2019 civil suit in which the girl and her mother sued the actor for $1.5 million.
In the 2019 suit, Massey was accused of sending the sexually explicit messages and photos, including a dick pic, on Snapchat to the 13-year-old, who he purportedly met when she was 4. At the time, the Cory in the House actor claimed that he was being extorted, saying that he "unequivocally and categorically [denied] any alleged misconduct." However, the girl's lawyers apparently said that Massey likely didn't have enough money "to make the case worth it," which is when she reportedly filed a report with the Sheriff's Office.
The charges come after a police investigation launched in early 2020. On Monday, Massey was also supposed to appear at his arraignment but never came.
UPDATE 07/01/21: Kyle Massey's lawyer, Lee A. Hutton, has issued a statement claiming that his client "had to learn through the media yesterday that the 2019 allegations have resurfaced in the State of Washington a year after their dismissal."
"Massey claims that the allegations then and now are extortive," Hutton said before calling the claims "peculiar" and saying that Massey was "never properly served or notified" about the matter.
"Massey intends to aggressively defend these accusations again and will seek civil damages from those that refuse to hear the facts," the statement concluded. "We plan to seek an early dismissal -- finally putting these extortive attempts to rest."
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