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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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46.

helloitsme    

I guess all kinds of things are catching up to Clash.

551 days ago
47.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Freak and not in a good way

551 days ago
48.

Blue Lake    

Kevin Clash will do what Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Rubens did: cop a plea so this doesn't go to trial. God forbid all his dirty secrets come out!

551 days ago
49.

HubbaRocks    

One thing I have learned from all of this, gay guys love to run their mouth.

551 days ago
50.

USA#1    

This piece of trash is no better than Michael Jackson or Jerry Sandusky. Just another degenerate drug using pedophile. Just put him in general population and let prison justice sort out the rest.

551 days ago
51.

Frankie_laughs    

i hope elmo didnt have to witness their actions.

551 days ago
52.

Gigi    

First of all, didn't he say he regretted the first settlement because he supposedly wanted him to face charges for what he did because he was so traumatized?

And why is this only coming out now? You would think his lawyer would have mentioned this the first time so he could get the biggest payoff he could. I thinks its BS. I think he saw the payout the other guy got and was pissed at himself for not holding out for more. So now he is making the story worse and worse in the hopes that Kevin Clash will pay him off to shut him up because both he and Kevin Clash know that even if it isn't true, people will believe it and it will ruin his life even more than it already is . I am not saying Kevin Clash didn't have sex with this guy and that it didn't show bad judgement....but I'm saying there is no way in hell Kevin Clash was the first guy he picked up off the internet and there is no way he was "truaumatized" by what happened.

551 days ago
53.

Jahworks1118    

Never trust men that play with muppets for a living. I'm SURE hi DID IT!

551 days ago
54.

JD    

Well, it's a good thing that we reelected 'Bama, so that Sesame Street doesn't get the ax. Where else would Kevin Clash get the kind of bread that it takes to have a stretch limo for raping underage boys...allegedly.

551 days ago
55.

kurtny    

elmo's got the moves!

550 days ago
56.

Soapy Johnson    

But Katy Perry couldn't show Elmo some cleavage? Two reasons why Katy Perry matters ... http://placeitonluckydan.com/2010/09/sunny-day-sweepin/

550 days ago
57.

junkygeorge    

Kevin's too fat for Crystal Meth. Dont believe it.

549 days ago
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