Greg Kelly resumes hosting duties on ‘Good Day New York’
FOX’s beloved news anchor, Greg Kelly, resumed his hosting duties Friday on ‘Good Day New York’.
He had taken a break from the show starting on January 25, when allegations of rape surfaced.
According to The New York Times, a woman between the ages of 20 and 30 had told officers that Kelly raped her after the two had drinks together at a bar. Because of a conflict of interest, the Police Department handed the case over to the Manhattan district attorney’s office. A thorough two-week investigation was conducted, which included interviews with witnesses and analysis of text messages, receipts, and phone records.
Martha Bashford, chief district attorney of the sex crimes unit, wrote a letter to Kelly’s lawyer which stated, “the facts established during our investigation do not fit the definition of sexual assault crimes.”
According to the Associated Press, upon Kelly’s return, he looked relaxed and happy. “It’s was a tough couple of weeks, obviously, for a lot of people. I’m very, very grateful for all the support I got here from my friends at Fox, support from my family, friends, those I care about,” he said.
He also thanked his loyal viewers who showed their support through social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook.
Perhaps as a reminder to viewers that he values women and treats them with respect, Kelly reached out his hand and placed it on co-anchor Rosanna Scotto’s saying, “[I'm especially grateful] to this lady who sits next to me every day.”