Kevin Clash, The Voice Of Elmo, Is Sued By A Fourth Accuser

Yes, Again

Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, has been accused not merely once, or twice or three times of having sexual relations with underage boys … but today we learn that he has been sued by a fourth accuser who claims that he had a sexual relationship with Clash while he was underage. As I suspected, whether warranted or not, the accusers keep coming out of the woodwork now that Clash, whether warranted or not, has a sullied reputation and deep pockets. If you’re not yet tired of this seemingly endless and entirely sad story, click below to learn more.

Kevin Clash has been sued by a 4TH accuser … who claims he also had a sexual relationship with the former voice of Elmo while he was a minor … TMZ has learned. We’ve learned … the accuser, who filed the lawsuit in federal court in NY under the name John Doe, claims he first met Clash in Miami Beach in 1995 or 1996 … while Doe was 16 or 17 and Clash was in his mid ’30s. Doe claims … Clash eventually flew him out to NYC and gave him money and a place to stay. During the trip, Doe claims the two had sex on multiple occasions. According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Doe claims he’s suffered tremendous emotional, mental and psychological damage as a result of the relationship. TMZ spoke to Doe’s attorney, Jeff Herman, who tells us, “According to our lawsuit, Kevin Clash knowingly paid to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of satisfying his sexual interests.” Of Clash’s 4 accusers, only 3 have filed lawsuits. The first accuser struck a settlement with Clash and agreed not to pursue litigation. We reached out to Clash for comment — no word back.

Whether he is guilty or not, Kevin Clash‘s reputation has been destroyed forever. Even if all of these accusations were proven 100% false, there is no way that he will ever be able to get his good name again. He will forever be tarnished with the label as an accused child molester. That he is famous for working on a kiddie show only makes this whole thing look worse. At this point, I cannot be sure that these allegations are all made up … it’s possible that they are, it’s also possible that they are not — that at least one may be a valid accusation. I had a feeling this on going saga would get worse before it got better. At this point, I’d venture a guess that Kevin Clash is many years away from having this controversy die down … if it ever does at all.

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  1. Ella

    I find it strange that no one is seeking jail time or looking into any current victims…That is if these allegations are true. It’s sad that so much doubt is being cast on the accusers, but we live in a money hungry world. I mean the second accuser held a press conference for goodness sakes! Like you said Trent, there’s no way Clash will come back from this even if he is proven innocent.

  2. Joanna

    As the Count would say: “1, 1 accuser…2, 2 accusers…3, 3 accusers, 4, 4 accusers ah, ah, ah, ah! I love to count accusers!” Yeah, on a real note Clash has gone from beloved children’s tv icon to the creepy guy down the street with the binoculars. There really isn’t all that much he can do at this point to change people’s perceptions of him. So sad :(

  3. Stanley

    It is very uncommon for people to fabricate reports of sexual assault. In fact, the rates of false reporting for sexual assault are the same as for any other crime (as in, the same as people lying about being robbed). People sometimes seek out civil suits because it is so difficult to prosecute these cases in criminal court. Multiple accusers may be coming forward because they finally feel safe to report and supported, not because of Clash’s money.

    Also, why is it we feel that the families of murder victims (for example, the Brown and Goldman families) are entitled to compensation for their losses, but not sexual assault victims? It’s okay for a person at fault to compensate a victim for damaged personal property, but not their damaged body, trust, and sense of safety?

    I look forward to the day when we change the way we view reporters/survivors of sexual assault.

    • Yogha

      Penn State is roettn to the core. The Penn State Police Department is roettn to the core. Sandusky was raping all these children for all these? years. And people were yelling for help and nobody did anything. Since Sandusky was raping children, what were the Catholic Priests doing? The question now becomes, are there any children in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states that weren’t raped? Drag out all the cold cases and do DNA testing. Who knows what Sandusky’s capable of? Lots of evil here.

  4. Stanley

    Oh, also. The burden of proof is different in criminal vs. civil cases. An attorney may have recommended a civil case, or the detectives involved may not have felt there was enough evidence (physical evidence is rare, even in cases involving very young kids) to take to a grand jury. I used to work in sexual abuse investigations, and I can’t tell you how many times we KNEW something happened, but the case never even made it to the grand jury.

    Sometimes civil is the only way.

    Ok, I’m done now. Off the soapbox.

  5. John D

    Why no criminal charges, Ella asks above. That would be because the age of consent in New York is 16. I’m sure there’s some pressure in New York to change the law, but you’re not going to get Mr. Clash for sex he had when it was legal to bed a 16-year old. (As it is in about a third of the states.)

    Now, he might be in trouble for flying a 16- or 17-year old from Florida to New York for the purposes of having sex. Just don’t expect New York to get involved.

    • @John D Are there limitations to the age of consent law? I’ve heard that, in some places, the age of consent allows only for a certain age range. So, a 16-year-old could sleep with an 18-year-old boyfriend or girlfriend, but a 30-year-old lover is right out.

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