Warrant issued after Disney star Kyle Massey misses court hearing

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·2 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Disney Channel actor Kyle Massey, who is accused in court documents of sending pornographic material to a 13-year-old girl, missed a court hearing in Washington state Monday, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

"The defendant failed to appear and a warrant was issued. No further court dates have been set at this time," said a spokesperson for the King County Superior Court clerk's office. A judge issued a $100,000 bench warrant.

Massey's attorney, Lee Hutton, said that Massey has not been served and that they are "concerned with the misrepresentations made in court."

"Indeed, we will move forward to defend these allegations but also determine why due process has not been followed," Hutton said. He said his legal team has made several phone calls to the King County district attorney's office but has not gotten a response.

Massey, 29, who starred in "That's So Raven" and other Disney Channel shows, also failed to appear for his arraignment when he was charged with one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes in late June. Hutton said in a statement this month that Massey learned that the allegations had resurfaced only on June 30 through media reports of last month's arraignment and that he was never properly notified by the court.

Prosecutors allege that the crime happened between December 2018 and January 2019 over the Snapchat social media platform.

The girl's mother gave police a flash drive, according to court documents seen by NBC News. In some videos, the documents allege, a man who appears to be Massey exposes himself, while others include explicit content.

The girl, who is not being named because of her age, sued Massey for $1.5 million in 2019, alleging that he sent "numerous sexually explicit text messages, images and videos" to her on Snapchat. The suit was dismissed for failure to prosecute.

Hutton said the actor maintains that the suit and the charges are "extortive."

"The statements made to the police regarding the accuser's own counsel's advice seem peculiar, tearing away the veracity from the stale allegations. The accusers in no hidden agenda attempt to use the Washington courts as a platform for revenge after losing the civil matter," Hutton said.

Hutton said Massey will "aggressively" defend himself and seek civil damages "from those that refuse to hear the facts."

Massey is best known for having played Cory Baxter in "That's So Raven" on the Disney Channel from 2003 to 2007. He went on to star in the spinoff series "Cory in the House" until 2008. Massey was also in the Disney Channel movie "Life Is Ruff."

In 2010, he came in second with his partner, Lacey Schwimmer, on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting