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UPDATE: That's So Raven and Cory in the House star Kyle Massey is speaking out after a lawsuit was filed against him late last week. Massey's attorney Lee. A. Hutton provided E! News with a statement on the actor's behalf. Massey denied the allegations against him and called the claims "baseless."
"No child should ever be exposed to sexually explicit materials and I unequivocally and categorically deny any alleged misconduct. In early 2019, Plaintiff's attorneys demanded $1.5 million threatening to go public to destroy my career if I did not comply," Massey said in his statement via Hutton.
It continued, "My family and I rejected this extortion attempt, because I have faith that the legal process will reveal the truth. I have retained 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 conclusions based on the allegations alone but reserve judgment until the whole story comes to light, proving these allegations baseless."
Former Disney star Kyle Massey is being sued for $1.5 million for allegedly "attempting to commit a lewd act with a minor."
The suit was filed anonymously and thus refers to the accuser as Jane Doe, who is allegedly a minor and kept her name out of it due to "the highly sensitive and personal nature of the subject matter". Her mother, Anne Doe, filed on her behalf, according to court documents obtained by E! News.
Jane and Anne Doe allege that their relationship with Massey dates back to when Jane was 4-years-old when they allegedly met at Universal City. According to the lawsuit, the 27-year-old actor allegedly "maintained contact" with Anne and her family and became a "father figure" to Jane.
The daughter allegedly wanted to pursue a career in entertainment, so Massey, according to the lawsuit, "would offer to use his success and influence in the entertainment industry" to help her out.