Home Alone star Devin Ratray has been accused of rape by a boyfriend, according to a report in the US.
atray played Buzz McCallister, the older brother of Macaulay Culkins Kevin, in the hit 1990 family film. He later appeared Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and the recent reboot Home, sweet, home aloneas well as films such as hustlers and Kimi.
Last December, Ratray was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend while he was in Oklahoma for a fan convention. He was later released on bail and pleaded not guilty.
According to a report by CNNa woman named Lisa Smith, a former friend of Ratray, contacted prosecutors after learning of Ratray’s arrest and asked about a police report she filed in 2017.
Smith claimed she had been friends with Ratray for around 15 years before the alleged incident took place.
she claimed CNN that she had returned to Ratray’s New York City apartment with her brother and another friend on the night of September 21, 2017.
Smith claimed Ratray was pouring drinks and appeared “intending” to drink from a specific glass, which she believes was spiked. After encouraging her to stay the night and sleep on his couch, Ratray then sexually assaulted her, according to Smith’s allegations.
According to Smith, Ratray denied the rape in a text message the following day, claiming that he could not have sex because he was impotent.
Speak with CNNRatray denied the rape allegation and said the two had not had sex.
A few weeks after the incident allegedly happened, Smith filed a complaint with the police. As part of the investigation, she provided them with the clothes she wore on the night of the alleged incident for DNA testing.
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It is claimed that the investigation was dropped after detectives mistakenly believed she did not want to press charges.
Ratray has not been charged in connection with Smith’s allegations.
However, Manhattan DAs have confirmed she is “in contact” with Smith after reconnecting with prosecutors this year.
“The Manhattan Attorney’s Office takes sexual assault very seriously and our door is always open,” a spokesman said Metro.co.uk in an opinion.
“Prosecutors and counsel from our office’s Sex Crimes Unit are in contact with this survivor. We urge all sexual assault survivors to call our sex crime hotline at 212-335-9373.”
The Independent reached out to a Ratray representative for comment.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/home-alone-star-devin-ratray-accused-of-rape-by-a-friend-according-to-report-41936118.html Home Alone star Devin Ratray has been reportedly accused of rape by a friend