Why Ex-Disney Star Kyle Massey Is Wanted by Police

A former Disney Channel star is wanted by police in relation to a charge of one count of immoral communication with a minor.

Kyle Massey, who is well-known for playing Cory Baxter in That's So Raven failed to appear for his arraignment in court for a second time, prompting a Washington judge to issue a $100,000 warrant for his arrest.

The 29-year-old also starred in Disney Channel's Cory in the House. He has been accused of sending pornographic material to a 13-year-old girl.

Massey's court date was initially due to be held in late June but was rescheduled for July 12 when he did not appear. Now, the former actor once again did not show up for the second date.

"Mr. Massey did not appear. A judge signed a $100,000 warrant for his arrest," a representative for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office confirmed via People.

TMZ first reported on Massey's charges, saying that the case involves explicit photos, videos and text messages that the actor allegedly sent to a teenage girl who is said to be a long-time acquaintance.

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Actor Kyle Massey attends the "Dutch" Atlanta Premiere at AMC Phipps Plaza on March 08, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Massey is wanted by police in relation to a charge of one count of immoral communication with a minor. Paras Griffin/Getty/WireImage

The girl and her family sued Massey in 2019 when she was aged 13 for allegedly attempting to commit a lewd act with a minor and seducing a minor. Massey denied the claims at the time and said he was being extorted.

"No child should ever be exposed to sexually explicit materials and I unequivocally and categorically deny any alleged misconduct," Massey said in a statement through his attorney at the time, via People.

"In early 2019, Plaintiff's attorneys demanded $1.5M threatening to go public to destroy my career if I did not comply. My family and I rejected this extortion attempt, because I have faith that the legal process will reveal the truth."

Deadline reports that the new charge appears to be related to that lawsuit.

Massey's attorney Lee A. Hutton has issued a statement to Deadline saying that it is "unfortunate" that the "2019 allegations have resurfaced in the State of Washington a year after their dismissal."

Hutton said: "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. Indeed, California counsel withdrew from representation from the accuser leaving us to conclude that he was not willing to make misrepresentations to the court. The Washington matter is already showing problematic signs."

The lawyer also said that Massey was "never properly served or notified as represented to the court and the pleadings are procedurally and substantively deficient on its face."

He added that his client intends to "aggressively defend these accusations again and will seek civil damages from those that refuse to hear the facts."

Hutton concluded: "We plan to seek an early dismissal—finally putting these extortive attempts to rest."

In response to claims that Massey had not been properly served, a King's County D.A.'s Office representative told TMZ: "There's no misrepresentation here. Quite simply, Mr. Massey did not appear in court.

"The prosecutor of record does not have any correspondences from any attorney claiming to represent Mr. Massey, which are passed along by the front office when received," the representative continued.

"It is also worth noting that Mr. Massey previously acknowledged the filing of the case in past media articles since the first arraignment date, which also included today's new arraignment date."

He added that it is "possible that Mr. Massey's attorney is calling the wrong office."

Newsweek has reached out to Massey's attorney for further comment.