It’s been a while since we heard any new updates on the story of Kevin Clash, the former voice of Sesame Street‘s Elmo. Back in December a fourth accuser came forward and–like the three before him– accused the now-disgraced puppeteer of sexual abuse. Kevin‘s lawyers managed to strike a deal with one of the accusers, but there are still three pending lawsuits. Kevin is now attempting to get these three lawsuits thrown out of court, arguing that too much time has passed for the allegations to be valid. Click inside to learn more.
TMZ has the story:
Kevin Clash – the former voice of Elmo on “Sesame Street” — says the three men who accused him of sexually abusing them as minors have no case against him … because too much time has passed since the alleged abuse.
Clash has just filed a motion to dismiss the three lawsuits filed against him by Cecil Singleton and two other unidentified men.
According to Clash, the statute of limitations on the sexually-motivated crimes he’s accused of committing is six years — and the crimes in each instance allegedly occurred more than ten years ago.
As we reported, Clash has been sued by the three men — each of whom claims Clash engaged in sexual activity with them when they were minors, causing them mental and psychological damage.
The men claim they only recently became “aware” of the damage that was done — which is why it took them so long to sue — but Clash says that’s BS.
Clash wants the judge to toss out all three lawsuits asap.
Now this statute of limitations stuff can be pretty tricky. I don’t know how the lawyers of the accusers will circumvent this problem, if Clash‘s people are right and too much time has gone by for them to sue. Either way, I think it’s clear that Clash‘s good reputations is DUNZO.And something tells me a new accuser could pop up any time.