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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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1.

pete shallac    

Wow!! Crazy

479 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

There's no mention that Elmo was sexually abused or that he smoked meth or masturbated. What will big bird think?
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Phishie from Philly

479 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

One of these dudes is not like the other, only one of these dudes looks like he smokes meth.

479 days ago
4.

Phishie from Philly    

Kevin Clash puts new meaning to tickle my Elmo.
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479 days ago
5.

beautifulMya    

Leave Elmo's Name out of this tmz.. Damn im sick of this ****. Just leave my elmo alone. I love you elmo

479 days ago
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Ace    

Whenever I have sex in a limo I make sure the privacy screen is up so the driver can't tickle his Elmo.

479 days ago
7.

Tim    

That's just lovely. We're all doomed I tell ya.

479 days ago
8.

Jballs     

Elmo-sapien

479 days ago
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judy jetson    

What a disgusting lowlife!! The inmates will have a field day with this loser.

479 days ago
10.

Pudding Tang    

lil wayne was IN ON it. (interpret however you like)

479 days ago
11.

oink    

poor Elmo. i bet he abused Elmo too. lol

479 days ago
12.

TheTruth    

Was it the Blue Sky?????

479 days ago
13.

kaz    

Where there's smoke there's fire (and possibly crystal meth sex parties)

479 days ago
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Gridiron    

So let me get this straight... The limo driver was able to tug one off while driving and watching them have sex??? That sounds like one helluva multitasker! Either that or this kid's full of BS. I'm thinking the latter....

479 days ago
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paul a.    

This guy is yet more proof of the suspicion we must have for any man who wants to work with children. It's sad, but true.

479 days ago
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