Former Disney Channel star Kyle Massey has been charged with a felony count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes, Washington state court records show. A King County clerk confirmed to Nexstar that Massey didn’t show up for his arraignment on Monday. Massey, who is understood for enjoying Cory Baxter during the 2000s on Disney shows “That’s So Raven” and “Cory within the House,” is accused of sending pornographic material to a 13-year-old girl between December 2018 and January 2019, consistent with court docs obtained by TMZ. The felony charge against Massey was filed on Flag Day, but TMZ reports that it’s associated with a 2019 civil lawsuit against the actor and musician for a minimum of $1.5 million.
The girl therein case said she met Massey together with her mother when she was 4 years old, People reported. She stayed in-tuned with Massey and claimed that he “held himself out as a father figure” to her while she pursued a career in entertainment, consistent with the suit. In November of 2018, the girl reached bent Massey via text a few possible auditions for “Cory within the House.” Massey, who had an honest relationship with the girl’s family, the lawsuit states, suggested that she move from Seattle to measure with him and his girlfriend in l. a. . A month later, the lawsuit claims, Massey friended the eighth-grader on Snapchat and later sent her “numerous sexually explicit text messages, images, and videos.”
The family’s attorneys sought damages 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, consistent with Variety. The lawsuit didn’t go anywhere within the end, TMZ reports, because the legal team representing the girl and her family said they didn’t think Massey had enough money to form it worth pursuing. The girl opted to file a report with the King County Sheriff’s Office instead, and her mother turned over a thumb drive with alleged pornographic images sent by Massey, consistent with TMZ. Kyle Massey didn’t immediately answer an invitation to discussing the June charge.