Man sues sister-in-law: false accusation

By 윤민식
  • Published : Feb 4, 2013 - 14:24
  • Updated : Feb 4, 2013 - 23:39

A New York lawyer filed suit against his sister-in-law, who he said falsely accused him of sexual assault after the two allegedly had sex to get her pregnant.

Ted McCullough, 47, sued Adrienne Mesko, 37, in the Manhattan Supreme Court for $7 million, accusing her of defamation, malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress, the New York Post reported Sunday.

McCullough said he was trying to help Mesko become pregnant out the goodness of his heart because she was unable to conceive with her infertile husband, the Post reported. 

The Post reported McCullough accused him of sexually assaulting her because she was afraid to admit to her family she had had sex with her sister's husband in order to get pregnant. 

Mesko, however, told the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office that McCullough had sexually assaulted her. She got an order of protection against McCullough; he later obtained one against her.

Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office said there is an active police investigation into Mesko's allegations that McCullough sexually assaulted her.

"Adrienne has never lied to me. That is unbelievable, his allegation that she asked him to have sex so she could have a baby," Mesko's father, Gregory Chiaramonte, said, adding the case had been dealt with privately in Family Court and he didn't know why the lawyer was "bringing it to this level." (UPI)

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처제 성폭행 혐의 40대男, “도와준 것”

미국에서 한 변호사가 자신의 처제의 ‘임신시켜주기 위해’ 성관계를 가졌다고 주장하고 나섰다.

뉴욕 포스트지는 3일 (현지시간) 뉴욕 출신의 테드 맥컬로우 (47)가 자신을 성폭행 혐의로 고소한 처제 에드리안느 메스코 (37)를 상대로 명예훼손으로 고소했다고 보도했다.

맥컬로우는 메스코가 자신을 허위로 성폭행 혐의로 고소해 명예를 훼손시켰다고 주장했다.

그는 자신과 메스코가 합의하에 관계를 가졌으나, 메스코가 이를 인정하지 않고 성폭행 혐의를 꾸며냈다고 주장했다. 메스코와 맥컬로우는 현재 상대방에 대한 접근금지 명령을 당국으로부터 받아낸 상태이다.

메스코의 아버지 그레고리 치아라몬테는 “애드리안느는 나에게 거짓말을 한 적이 한번도 없다”라며 맥컬로우의 주장을 “믿을 수 없다”라고 일축했다.

그는 이미 가족 내에서 이 사건이 조용히 끝났다면서, 왜 맥컬로우가 법정 싸움으로 몰고 가고 있는지 이해할 수가 없다고 말했다.

현지 경찰은 메스코의 주장에 대한 진위여부를 조사하고 있다고 밝혔다.