Elmo Voice Kevin Clash Has Three Sex Abuse Lawsuits Thrown Out

By | Monday July 1, 2013 @ 10:32am PDT

A trio of sex with minors cases against former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash were dismissed today based on the statute of limitations. A U.S District judge ruled Monday that Read More »

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Kevin Clash Sued By Fourth Accuser

By | Monday December 10, 2012 @ 5:50pm PST

A fourth man has filed a lawsuit against Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash alleging sexual abuse. The latest suit was filed today in Miami, NBC News reports. The unidentified accuser claims Clash befriended him in late 1995 … Read More »

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Third Accuser Files Suit Against Kevin Clash

By | Tuesday November 27, 2012 @ 12:14pm PST

A third man has filed a lawsuit against Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash, the longtime actor behind the PBS series’ leading character Elmo who resigned last week amid allegations of having underage sex with boys. The latest suit, … Read More »

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UPDATE: Kevin Clash Resigns From ‘Sesame Street’ As Second Accuser Files Lawsuit

By | Tuesday November 20, 2012 @ 9:55am PST

UPDATED: Sesame Street producer Sesame Workshop made it official on its blog this morning as a lawsuit was being filed in New York federal court charging Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash with sexual abuse of a minor, according to the Associated Press. The suit — which alleges that Cecil Singleton, then 15 and now an adult, was persuaded by Clash to meet for sexual encounters — marks the second accuser to come forward and allege an underage relationship with the multiple Emmy winner, who has been on the PBS series since 1982. Earlier this month, an unidentified man said he had a sexual relationship with Clash beginning when the man was 16. Clash took a leave of absence after those allegations were made public, but his accuser the next day took back his story, claiming the relationship was adult and consensual, and Clash said he was “relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest”. Here’s Sesame Workshop’s statement today announcing Clash’s departure: Read More »

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Accuser Of Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Recants Claim Of Underage Relationship

By | Tuesday November 13, 2012 @ 3:28pm PST

The unidentified man who said longtime Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash had a sexual relationship with him while he was underage has taken back his story. Through a release from his Pennsylvania law firm, the man said Read More »

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‘Sesame Street’ Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash On Leave Amid Underage Sex Allegations

By | Monday November 12, 2012 @ 7:54am PST
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Sesame Street‘s signature character Elmo will probably soon sound a little different. Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who has performed as the beloved red monster for the past 27 years, has been put on leave by Sesame Street producer Sesame Workshop over allegations he had a sexual relationship with a teen boy. The move comes on the heels of Sesame Street becoming a symbol of the campaign to defund PBS following Mitt Romney’s Big Bird comments during the first Presidential debate. Read More »

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