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.