“Home Alone” “Better Call Saul”Devin Ratray, an actor already facing domestic assault allegations in Oklahoma, was accused in 2017 of raping his New York City home.
According to CNN, a woman named Lisa Smith has come forward with the accusation — and to complain that New York Police Department detectives spent time gathering evidence and interviewing potential witnesses five years ago — and then It was abandonedWithout explanation or action.
The NYPD repeatedly refused to comment on whether Ratray was under active investigation.
Ratray, who played Macaulay Culkin’s “bully”The older brother in the second and third “Home Alone”movies, has never been accused in the New York case. He did not immediately respond to ’s request for comment, but denied the rape allegation in a phone call to CNN.
He has also pleaded not guilty to 2021 charges that he tried to strangle his then-girlfriend following a fan convention in Oklahoma City last December; he’s due in court in October on one count of domestic assault and battery by strangulation and another count of domestic assault and battery.
CNN reports that Smith has reengaged with NYPD investigators after hearing about Ratray’s Oklahoma case.
Smith told CNN that she, her brother and a friend went to Ratray’s Manhattan apartment one night in 2017. Smith claimed that Ratray gave her a drink and she left feeling incapacitated. Smith was then assaulted for a long time.
The woman claimed she told many people who confirmed her story to CNN. She stated that she filed a police complaint a few more weeks later and was interviewed in November 2017 by a detective. In January, the victim filed a police report. A box was checked, which indicated that she did not wish to be prosecuted.
Smith, who was then living in Utah, flew back to New York after the meeting with prosecutors. But he was not allowed to return to Utah. “sad” “confused”The lack of further communication. She claimed she sent a sweater to her mother that she thought was hers on that night a year later. But she received no response. “Why would I have met with the DA in the first place, years ago, if I wasn’t willing to press charges?”CNN was informed by her. “This was all very upsetting to me.”
Asked about accusations of mishandling Smith’s case, the NYPD gave this statement: “The NYPD takes sexual assault and rape cases extremely seriously, and urges anyone who has been a victim to file a police report so we can perform a comprehensive investigation, and offer support and services to survivors.”
CNN stated that it had reached out to Smith’s detective but that Smith didn’t respond.
Smith said a prosecutor from the city’s sex-crimes unit recently apologized for the way her case was handled, but it still was not clear whether an investigation into Ratray was active, dormant or remained closed.
Harper Lambert contributed to this article.