Yesterday we heard more troubling news about Kevin Clash, the former voice of Elmo. Days after Sheldon Stephens, the first young man who accused Clash of sexual abuse, came forward in hopes of undoing the original settlement he’d made with Clash, a second young man came out and accused the famed star of having a sexual relationship with him when he was underage. Following this second accusation, Kevin Clash officially resigned as the voice of Sesame Street‘s Elmo. We are now learning more details about Cecil Singleton (the second accuser) and the nature of his relationship with Clash. Click inside to learn more.
And in case you can’t watch right now, here’s the deal:
Kevin Clash’s newest accuser, Cecil Singleton, held a press conference Tuesday afternoon in which he described in detail the nature of the sexual relationship he had with the puppeteer nine years ago when he was just 15 years old.
“[There was] groping, masturbation, and just a lot of intense kissing, touching, that kind of thing. Dry humping,” he said. “But we did not have sex and it’s imperative to note that. We did not have…sexual intercourse until years later when I was an adult.”
Singleton added that he broke things off after two weeks.
“I just remember telling myself that he seemed to really like me and… let me spare him now because I know that I can’t do this,” noted the accuser. “If I had to make an educated guess and say if we had stayed together we more than likely would have had sex at that age.”
As I’ve said before, this story is getting so complicated and so compounded, I can’t even guess at the truth, or the fabrication or whatever. As some of you mentioned yesterday, there’s always the possibility that these young men lied about their age, there are questions about a 15 year-old being on an adult chat room, and nobody has actually come out with proof that underage sex took place. But who knows???? It’s just bad… all bad. I do hope that the whole truth (or something close to it) eventually comes out.