Kyle Massey, who starred on the Disney Channel shows “That’s So Raven” and “Cory in the House” in the 2000s, has been charged with one count of immoral communication with a minor, according to court documents filed in June.
The felony charge was filed on June 14 in King’s County, Wash. The charge comes after Massey was sued in early 2019 for allegedly sending explicit photos, texts and videos to a 13-year-old girl. The lawsuit was for intentional infliction of emotional distress, harmful matter sent with intention of seducing a minor, attempting to commit a lewd act with a minor and annoying or molesting a minor.
In the lawsuit, the unnamed girl alleged she met Massey when she was four years old and kept in touch with him because she was interested in a career in entertainment. According to the lawsuit, Massey became close with the girl’s family and indicated that she should move from Seattle to Los Angeles to live with him and his girlfriend in Los Angeles. The girl and her mother alleged in the lawsuit that Massey “held himself out as a father figure” to the girl, and contact increased in November 2018 after the girl indicated she was interested in a role on a rebooted version of “Cory in the House.” About a month later, Massey allegedly requested to be the girl’s friend on Snapchat, and shortly after sent her “numerous sexually explicit text messages, images and videos.” The suit says the girl is suing Massey for at least $1.5 million.
According to court documents, Massey failed to show for his arraignment on Monday in King’s County. His representatives did not return Variety’s request for comment.
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