Kyle Massey of That’s So Raven fame stands accused of “predatory behavior” with minors and has now missed two court dates – resulting in a $100,000 warrant for his arrest.
Classic Disney Channel fans may want to turn away. Kyle Massey, 29, who fans know as little brother Corey to Raven Symone’s titular franchise character, is now facing a warrant from a Washington state judge after failing to show up in court not once, but twice. The allegations that put him on the path to the courtroom, however, are far more troubling.
Kyle Massey faces felony allegations of sending “pornographic material to a 13-year-old girl,” multiple sources cite Monday. In late June, the 29-year-old actor would see “one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes,” brought against him, TMZ cites.
His Washington warrant, signed by a state judge at the amount of $100k, comes after Massey missed a second arraignment in King County Monday morning, per the entertainment trade.
TMZ also brings to light legal documents showing accusations of Massey sending “sexually explicit content” to the minor electronically through 2018 and 2019.
Kyle Massey Asks Fans ‘Not to Jump to Conclusions’
Initially, Massey met the accusations with claims of extortion. Apparently, the minor/accuser’s legal team demanded $1.5 million in exchange for not going public.
Massey did not comply with the demand. Instead, he would ask fans and the general public “not to jump to conclusions based on the allegations alone… But reserve judgment until the whole story comes to light, proving these allegations baseless.”
Massey would also state via his attorney, Lee Hutton, that “No child should ever be exposed to sexually explicit materials… And I unequivocally and categorically deny any alleged misconduct.”
The Daily Mail, however, cites multiple publications who, upon speaking with “several women” allege Massey’s behavior is that of a “predator.”
Several individuals have come forward. Each state they personally “communicated with Massey while they were teenagers in high school over various social media apps including Snapchat and Instagram.”
One such individual is Jennifer DeMattai, who claims that she and several friends would “send messages to Massey when they were just 15-years-old.”
Reportedly Kyle Massey would then call the minors “sexy ladies” in response.
In addition, TMZ cites legal documentation that another “unidentified girl and her family met Massey when she was four years old… And stayed in touch with the actor over the years as she began her own entertainment career.”
He would later ask the girl to stay at his LA residence while pursuing her career.
Destruction of a Disney Legacy
Curiously, Kyle Massey would not return for Disney‘s That’s So Raven reboot, Raven’s Home, in the late 2010s.
Originally, however, he would star as Cory Baxter in Disney Channel’s highly-successful sitcom, That’s So Raven, from 2003 through 2007.
Then, Massey would receive his own spinoff. But Cory In The House would only last from 2007 to 2008.
Afterward, he would make appearances on Season 11 of Dancing With The Stars in 2010. Other roles include guest appearances on Gotham and The Practice.
Most recently, Kyle Massey would voice “Jeremy” on Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.