Prosecutor Ends Probe Into Star's Alleged Sexual Misconduct
Nov. 23, 1994
NEW YORK (AP) _ An investigation into allegation that actor Kelsey Grammer had sex with a minor had to be closed because the teen-age girl refused to cooperate, a prosecutor said.
The girl's father and stepmother contacted authorities in Somerset County, N.J., where the alleged rendezvous with the 15-year-old girl took place at a hotel, said Nick Bissell, Somerset County prosecutor.
Grammer was never questioned because the girl, now 17, refused to give her account to prosecutors, Bissell told Tuesday's New York Post.
Grammer, the 39-year-old star of the hit television comedy series ''Frazier,'' has denied having sex with the girl, and he says the accusation is an attempt at blackmail.
''I think we're dealing with some very desperate people,'' Grammer said Tuesday when approached at a golf course by the television program ''A Current Affair.''
The Post said the girl's parents plan to file a $15.5 million lawsuit against Grammer.
Bissell did not return telephone calls left Tuesday by The Associated Press.