New York Post Outs Greg Kelly's Accuser With Front-Page Photo

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Even though Greg Kelly, now exonerated by a criminal investigation, will not be charged with rape after all, the New York Post isn't ready to let his story rest in peace. Not happy with merely naming Kelly's accuser in a report yesterday, the Post apparently felt that emblazoning the cover of its Thursday print edition with the woman's face was entirely appropriate. The ensemble includes a punny headline more appropriate for a jokey human interest piece than the aftermath of a criminal investigation, made complete by the use of scare quotes around the word "rape."

A full front page photo. We aren't going to link to it because it's -- well, quite frankly, it's shameful. Women who file rape accusations already have an uphill battle to fight when it comes to getting a conviction. This is particularly true when those they accuse are public figures or have family members in positions of power. Because sexual assault investigations are deeply entwined with public ideas of propriety and sexuality, it was, once upon a time, considered common courtesy not to publicly name women who had the bravery to come forth and file a report. That way, if their accusations couldn't be proved, they wouldn't have to deal with the dual shame of being raped and then publicly harassed. No more, apparently.

In this case, almost as soon as news broke that Kelly had been accused, various tabloid papers began reporting details that fueled rampant speculation about the validity of the woman's claims. Kelly's lawyers pointed to "steamy text messages" as evidence that the encounter had been consensual, while commenters insisted that the woman only reported the crime three months after the fact because her boyfriend found out about her infidelity and subsequent abortion.

When the District Attorney's office announced the conclusion of the investigation, they said only that there was "insufficient evidence" that Kelly had committed a crime, and also declined to charge the woman for making a false report. Throughout the ordeal, she never wavered from her version of the story, maintaining that under New York law she had been too drunk to consent to sex.

But the Post isn't happy with that, and apparently thinks the only way to redeem the reputation of "the unmarried, popular host of Fox's Good Day New York" (their words, not ours) is to publicly invade the life of a woman who felt she had been wronged. Excellent job, Post. To hell with journalistic propriety and decency! Who needs 'em anyway?

[keyana.stevens@keyanastevens]

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Deb
Deb

I say Kudos to the post!  This woman brought it on herself... she's no victim!  Stop with political correctness garbage!  She wanted Greg and would have left her man if Greg gave her the time of day!  Her crazy boyfriend found out and HE approached the Commissioner first......   I'm glad she was "outed", because her relationship trouble with her hot headed boyfriend brought unwanted attention and speculations about Greg!   She's not a victim.... just a cheater who got caught.

wgalison
wgalison

Want to know exactly how Ray Kelly covers up a crime?  http://sunnysheu.blogspot.com  Sunny Sheu, was a victim of mortgage fraud, who discovered that a NY Supreme Court Judge was complicit in the fraud that stole his home.   He was officially scheduled to testify at a NY State Senate hearing on Judicial Corruption, but before he could testify, he was abducted by two NYPD detectives and threatened with death if he "went to the authorities".  Sunny requested witness protection from the FBI and posted a video on Youtube predicting his murder by the judge and the NYPD.  Days later, on June 26th 2010, Sunny was found bludgeoned to death on a dead end street in Flushing Queens.   Hours after his death, the NYPD illegally removed his body and sent it to the Medical Examiner with a note saying he had died of an "aneurysm" and that there was "no criminality".  The Medical examiner disagreed and ruled the cause of death "Blunt force trauma to the Head with skull fractures and brain injuries." and the manner of death "undetermined", making a criminal investigation mandatory.  There has been no investigation.  The NYPD has violated NY State law by denying FOIL request for information regarding Sunny's death.  The case is thoroughly detailed and documented at:  http://sunnysheu.blogspot.com  On May 18th, 2011, the Blackstar News sent a certified letter to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, describing the case and demanding an investigation.  http://sunnysheu.blogspot.com/......  Receipt of the letter was confirmed, but Kelly has not responded. 

ClarenceDW
ClarenceDW

Maybe if I didn't feel you were likely to be one of those feminists who insists that false accusations are so rare we shouldn't ever have to worry about them OR if I felt you were educated enough about this stuff to support anonymity for both the accused and the accuser I might take your whining column here more seriously. In fact, false accusations can be as bad as rape as they can lead to death or ,  if a conviction is obtained multiple sexual assaults in prison. I'm glad this cheater has had her photo publicized. Perhaps it will deter other false accusers in the future.

Gepap
Gepap

Its hard to get too worked up about anything this excreable rag does anymore.

Richard Asumadu
Richard Asumadu

I'm glad that whore wad exposed- I only hope she gets the sentence he would have gotten

Manu1981
Manu1981

I think/ hope that future generations will look back on our current judicial and media approach to rape and sexual assault with horror. False rape allegation cases are given an inordinate amount of column inches in relation to rape cases and guilty verdicts. Couple this with the knowledge that the conviction rate is unbelievably poor the world over and you have hundreds of thousands of rape victims who are too scared to report the crime for fear of being called a liar and scandalised due to lack of evidence. This topic always seems to create an 'us and them attitude' which is destructive as we'd all be appalled if a friend or family member were raped or falsely accused of rape. All of us, male and female should demand a much more rational approach from the media when it comes to reporting these crimes.

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