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Voice of Elmo SUED

Allegations of Crystal Meth

Sex Parties

3/19/2013 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kevin Clash, the longtime voice of Elmo, has been sued by a man who claims ... when he was a minor, Clash lured him to engage in lurid, crystal meth sex parties.

Sheldon Stephens says he was 16 when he met Clash at a social networking function for actors.  Soon after, Stephens says the two began a sexual relationship that escalated over a period of years. 

Stephens claims he was taken to Clash's New York lair by chauffeured limo. While there, he alleges Clash smoked crystal meth during their sexual escapades. He says Clash also gave him poppers to intensify the experience.

And, Stephens says, the chauffeur was in on it ... the driver allegedly masturbated while watching Clash and Stephens have sex.

TMZ broke the story ... Clash and Stephens had reached a settlement ... but Stephens disavowed it because it had a provision requiring him to say he was making the allegations up. The settlement money was never paid, and that's why Stephens filed the lawsuit.

Clash resigned  from "Sesame Street" after the allegations of Stephens and other young men surfaced.

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11:20 AM PT -- Clash's attorney released a statement addressing Stephens' lawsuit, saying, "Sheldon Stephens has already admitted in writing that he had 'an adult consensual relationship' with Mr. Clash ... Mr. Clash continues to deny any wrongdoing, and we intend to defend this case forcefully."

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16.

tucker    

Elmo say take your hand off me, you meth smoking perv!!! Elmo no likey!!!

520 days ago
17.

Luz    

I don't see why Elmo puppet has to be inserted every time they talk about Clsh's dirty laundry. Elmo has nothing to do with his lifestyle, and Elmo puppet and character is not Clash's property. It belongs to Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Co.
The Jim Henson Co. should sue and block the media from using this character puppet in this kind of setting.

520 days ago
18.

Cat    

Say it ain't so Elmo!!! I hope this guy is just making it up, it seems like he is since new allegations are coming out in pieces and not all at once!!! Sounds to me like he knew his 15 minutes were about up so he came up with something new....

520 days ago
19.

Brandy    

So when Clash get s a new contract for Millions all the sudden, allegations that happened over 6 years ago arise. Why didn't these people say anything years ago? It's always about money.

520 days ago
20.

Kelly    

When you're an accused pedo it's a "lair." For everyone else it's called "apartment."

520 days ago
21.

Iris Myandowski    

Strange that he left out such a HUGE part of the story (the third party involvement and the drugs) in the first lawsuit. Was he saving that for lawsuit #2 ? or the media tour? Cuz I would think those are details you tend not to forget .....unless a gold-diggin lil ho made them up as one final punch in the face on an ex

520 days ago
22.

Tracey    

Oh but now the story changes. MMM HHMMM

520 days ago
23.

HngBlkBtm    

I hope he put Elmo in his carrying case. Me thinks Elmo no likey...

520 days ago
24.

Chaps    

Lilo was missing all the fun.

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She wants to tickle the Elmo too!

520 days ago
25.

Southerngal    

Wtf are poppers? I know a lot about a lot of drug shnit, but I honestly have no clue what that term poppers means. But also never really been a fan of the whole crystal meth thing, so maybe that's why!

520 days ago
26.

RealAsTheyCome!    

OMG! Dont tickle my Elmo!

520 days ago
27.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

The Elmo guy is kind of creepy but his little plaything looks like a GQ vampire.

520 days ago
28.

hummm    

Elmo is suing too... he is alleging kevin put his hand inside of him too, for many years...

520 days ago
29.

Christoballz Hall     

I would expect this kind of thing from the voice behind the Cookie Monster, not Elmo.

520 days ago
30.

Mike    

ELMO NEED METH!! GIVE ELMO METH!!

520 days ago
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