Former That’s so Raven and Corey in the house star Kyle Massey is wanted by police after missing a second charge on Monday for the offense of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. The Public Prosecution Service states.
The lawyer for the 29-year-old ex-Disney star told TMZ that they contacted the court several times but received no response. Attorney Lee Hutton told the outlet he is “concerned about the misrepresentations made in court”, claiming Massey had not been served.
In response to those statements, a King County Attorney General replied, “There is no misrepresentation here. Quite simply, Mr. Massey did not appear in court.”
“The prosecutor has no correspondence from a lawyer claiming to represent Mr Massey, which is passed on to the front office upon receipt,” the representative continued. “It’s also worth noting that Mr. Massey has previously acknowledged the filing of the case in previous media articles since the first arraignment date, including today’s new arraignment date.”
He adds, “It is possible that Mr. Massey’s attorney is calling the wrong office.” This is Massey’s second missed arraignment, the previous one scheduled for late June.
In 2019, Massey was accused and sued by a 13-year-old girl for allegedly sending explicit text messages, images and videos to her phone via Snapchat. Although the case was initially dismissed, the felony charge, filed in King County on June 14, stems from the same allegations detailed in the 2019 lawsuit,
The plaintiff alleges that she met Massey at Universal Studios when she was 4 years old and kept in touch because she was interested in pursuing a career in entertainment. She said she contacted Massey in November 2018 about auditioning for a part in a reboot of Cory in the house, and in further conversations he was told she was in eighth grade.
Massey then allegedly sent her her pornographic images and videos between December 2018 and January 2019, according to a recent court filing. Days after the lawsuit was filed against him in 2019, Massey denied the allegations or knew she was a minor and claimed he was being extorted.
“No child should ever be exposed to sexually explicit material and I unequivocally and categorically deny any alleged wrongdoing,” Massey said in a statement through his attorney. “In early 2019, plaintiff’s lawyers demanded $1.5 million and threatened to go public and destroy my career if I disobeyed. My family and I rejected this extortion attempt because I trust the legal process will truth will reveal I have engaged attorney Lee A. Hutton to guide my family and me through the process and I ask my fans and the general public not to jump to any conclusions based on the allegations alone, but a pass judgment until the whole story comes to light, rendering these allegations groundless.”
The actor’s attorney, Lee A. Hutton, issued a statement saying: “It is unfortunate that Kyle Massey learned from the media yesterday that the 2019 allegations have resurfaced in Washington state a year after their firing. “