In the event you have no idea who Maria Di Toro is, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many news organizations shield the names of rape accusers, even after it’s shown their allegations are false. It’s one thing to shield accusers when those they charge are held accountable, but this may be one of the flimsiest accusations in recent memory.
So now she can be named.
Manhattan prosecutors will not seek rape charges against Greg Kelly, the TV talk-show host and son of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, stemming from a complaint filed by a 29-year-old woman, authorities said last night.
The case was over nearly as soon as it started — after it surfaced that his aspiring-model accuser, Maria Di Toro, engaged in steamy texting with him after their sexual encounter, suggesting they get together again, sources said.
“Those aren’t the words of a woman raped,’’ one law-enforcement source flatly told The Post.
Another source said the later texts showed that “the lustfulness for each other was mutual’’ and added that it should be “no surprise’’ that the investigation was dropped.
“Between her story, her texts, his story, the small amount of alcohol [involved that night], there was just no evidence,’’ the source said. “The only theory was that she was physically helpless, not forced, but there was no proof that she was in a drunken stupor.’’
The source noted that Di Toro— the sister of an NYPD sergeant — would not be charged with anything because she apparently still perceives that what happened that night, Oct. 8, in the Financial District law office where she works as a paralegal, was an assault.
“There are no plans to prosecute her because [authorities] don’t believe she is lying. She never wavered from her story that she was too drunk to consent,’’ the source explained.