The actor-rapper issued a statement through his lawyer.
That' So Raven and Corey in the House star Kyle Massey has recently been hit with a lawsuit, but he doesn't want to you to believe everything you hear. The former Disney star has been sued by a 13-year-old girl and her mother for "sending explicit matter to a minor, attempting to commit a lewd act with a minor, annoying or molesting a minor and emotional distress."
According to the court documents, the pair suing Massey claim that they met the now-27-year-old entertainer when the teen was just four-years-old. Throughout the years they've all maintained a close friendship because Massey took on a "father" role for the girl, even helping to mentor because she wanted to break into the entertainment business. When the girl heard that Massey may be rebooting Corey in the House, the lawsuit states she reached out to him to learn how she could get an audition for the show.
However, the girl and her mother claim that Massey sent the eighth-grader texts, photos, and videos that were sexually explicit in nature, some allegedly through SnapChat. Massey is being sued for $1.5 million, but according to TMZ, the actor says that the lawsuit is nothing but an effort to extort money from him. "No child should ever be exposed to sexually explicit materials and I unequivocally and categorically deny any alleged misconduct," Massey's lawyer, Lee Hutton, told TMZ.
Massey also suggested that he was aware that a lawsuit may have been on the horizon because he was previously contacted by his accuser's legal team who outright asked for $1.5 million. He claims they told him if he didn't cough up the cash, they were going to go public and destroy his career. Hutton said Massey told them he wasn't paying a dime.
The rapper also doesn't want his fans to abandon him just yet, and "not to jump to conclusions based on the allegations alone but reserve judgment until the whole story comes to light, proving these allegations baseless.”