Ex-nypd Blue Star Cleared Of Rape Charges
LATEST: Actor ESAI MORALES has been cleared of rape accusations by his ex-girlfriend, after a district attorney found no grounds on which to convict him. Elizabeth Mazzocchi, 33, initially accused the former NYPD Blue star of sexual misconduct in August (07) and re-accused him of rape during a press conference in December (07), claiming other women had approached her with similar charges against Morales. But authorities were sceptical of her claims because she had lived with Morales for 15 months following the alleged assault, reports New York gossip column PageSix. Richard Charnley, Morales' lawyer, says, "There were never any charges filed against Mr. Morales due to insufficient evidence. "There was an inquiry because the DA (district attorney) has to look at every claim, but my client was never charged with a crime, never arrested, never interviewed by police." Mazzocchi's current lawyer, Nader Pakfar, says, "A civil case will continue in order to gather more evidence. Just because he's not being charged at this point doesn't mean if an admission comes tomorrow, they won't charge him." In the state of California, it is illegal to file a false police report, but it is unclear yet if Mazzocchi will be charged with a crime.