NEW YORK (WPIX)—Police Commissioner Ray Kelly did not waste anytime in shutting down reporters' request for comment on the rape allegations billowing around his son.
"I'm not answering anything related to that matter," he told reporters at a NYPD promotion ceremony at Police Headquarters Friday. "All those questions are for the District Attorney."
The commissioner's son, Greg Kelly, is currently under investigation for allegedly raping a woman in October 2011.
The victim filed her complaint on Tuesday at the 13th Precinct in Midtown. She told detectives that she had met Kelly, 43, while walking on the street near his home in Battery Park City. She then accompanied him to get drinks at the South Street Seaport on October 8.
The paralegal, who is reportedly in her late 20s to early 30s, then returned with Kelly back to the Lower Manhattan law firm where she works, where she claims she was sexually assaulted.
Published reports say the victim's boyfriend learned about the encounter when he picked her up at her office after the alleged attack.
At a public event, he later confronted Commissioner Kelly about the assault and claimed "Your son ruined my girlfriend's life." Kelly then told the man to write down his allegations and complaints in a letter.
Bloomberg said in a press conference Thursday that public officials are frequently approached at public events and, "Half the time I have no idea what they're talking about and the answer is: if you have a complaint write it. We take every complaint seriously."
The accuser's boyfriend apparently never sent a letter. The elder Kelly is widely expected to make a run for Mayor of New York City.
Sources also say the woman and the younger Kelly have kept in touch after the alleged sexual encounter via text messages.
"As far as I know Greg Kelly has not been charged with anything," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Kelly, who is the co-anchor of WNYW-Ch.5's "Good Day New York," has not been charged as of Friday but is said to be cooperating with the investigation.
His lawyer Andrew M. Lankler, said in a statement: "Mr. Kelly is aware that the New York County District Attorney's office is conducting an investigation. Mr. Kelly strenuously denies any wrongdoing of any kind, and is cooperating fully with the district attorney's investigation. We know the district attorney's investigation will prove Mr. Kelly's innocence."
He did not appear on the air Thursday morning, after the rape allegations came to light Wednesday evening.
Early morning anchor Steve Lacy filled in for Kelly and told viewers Thursday, "FOX 5 anchor Greg Kelly, the son of NYPD Commissioner Greg Kelly, is under investigation for allegedly raping a woman."
WNYX-Ch.5's general manager Lew Leone also said in a statement, "Greg Kelly has requested some time off."
The case was handed over to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office to avoid potential conflicts on interest with the New York Police Department. The Office has not released a comment yet.
Kelly is single and joined WNYW-Ch.5 in July 2008 and previously worked for Fox News Channel and NY1. He is a Marine Corps veteran, who served as a fighter pilot for nine years. He holds the ranks of Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserves.
In October 2010, former WNYW-Ch.5 reporter Charles Leaf was accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old and possessing child pornography.
KIRSTEN COLE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT