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Voice of Elmo

NEW LAWSUIT

Allegations of Sex with SECOND Underage Boy

11/20/2012 7:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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8:20 AM PT
-- Clash has officially resigned from "Sesame Street" today in the immediate wake of this new lawsuit.

8:40 AM PT --
The accuser's lawyer has filed new court docs, in which the date of the alleged abuse has been changed from 1993 to 2003. The accuser also says he is currently 24-years-old ... and chalks up the mistake to a typo.

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Kevin Clash -- known as the voice of Elmo -- is facing NEW allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a SECOND underage boy ... TMZ has learned. 

The accuser -- who is now in his 30s -- has filed a lawsuit against Clash ... claiming the two met on a gay phone chat line back in 1993 ... when the accuser was 15 years old and Clash was 32.

In the suit, the accuser reveals his name -- Cecil Singleton. His attorney also provided TMZ with a photo.

Cecil Singleton

Among the allegations, Singleton claims, "[Clash] trolled gay telephone chat line rooms to meet and have sex with underage boys."

In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in NYC, Singleton claims Clash "groomed [the accuser] to gain his trust by, among other things, taking him to nice dinners and giving him money."

Singleton claims while Clash was featured on "Sesame Street," he was "preying on teenage boys to satisfy his depraved sexual interests."

In the suit, Singleton claims ... although the sex occurred nearly 20 years ago, he didn't take action until now because ... he "did not become aware that he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash's sexual acts and conduct until 2012."

Singleton is demanding more than $5 million.

We broke the story, Clash struck a settlement with a previous accuser who initially claimed he had a sexual relationship with Kevin beginning when he was 16 years old. As part of the settlement, the accuser issued a statement recanting his claims.

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16.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

He done I see him getting fired in the next ...........and poor Elmo begin remember this way so sad

610 days ago
17.

Nancy    


He didn't take action until now (2 weeks after the first accuser) because he "did not become aware that he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional until 2012. ... How eff...ing convenient. I am in no way siding with Kevin, but this loser is a ****aroach.

610 days ago
18.

KicksandGiggles    

This is getting stupid. Enough already.

610 days ago
19.

Dohi    

he's only doing this because another guy got money out of Mr. Clash. smh

610 days ago
20.

TMP    

I find the worst part here is that even if he were to clear his name and prove that he never did any of these things, in the eyes of the public and the media, he'll forever be guilty. There are people here already condemning him and they don't even know the truth. These days once you're ACCUSED, you're guilty. There are already 'gay hate' groups protesting the sell of elmo toys because they are voiced by a "pedophile". You wouldn't believe some of the things people are saying. I for one have a very hard time believing any story where the accuser waits 20 years or if the accuser doesn't go to the police FIRST and instead files a suit asking for money!! It's clear that it's all about money, no matter who's life you ruin in the process.

610 days ago
21.

yeahrightmoron    

Boy PLEASE you were 15, gay & looking for exactly what you found on that GAY chat line. When someone comes forth to say Clash messed with them after meeting at a sesame street workshop, then I'll care but this is an OBVIOUS money/attention ploy & I'm sure this kid has had many other "daddies" since. Very sad that a long standing children's TV network has to be tarnished because Clash couldn't just find a decent gay relationship to be in versus all this scandal.

610 days ago
22.

lily    

So it begins. Gimme Gimme Gimme!!

610 days ago
23.

TheEric    

"did not become aware that he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash's sexual acts and conduct until 2012."

Really?

610 days ago
24.

Mihalick    

He "did not become aware that he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash's sexual acts and conduct until 2012."? Nah, he just saw some dollar signs and jumped on the wagon.

610 days ago
25.

scoopie    

Elmovoice is going to end up broke, but he's still going to have this ugly behavior.

610 days ago
26.

Carl    

What was that "innocent" 15 year old doing on a phone sex line to begin with? If they did hook up I will bet anything he lied through his teeth about his age. There are real victims of abuse out there and guys like this make people doubt abuse claims in general.

610 days ago
27.

mjgoogs    

Kevin Clash, Michael Jackson = Black dudes with weird voices that are pedophiles.

610 days ago
28.

Lawwst    

What a shame. Why didn't the masses go after Roman Polanski, or Woody Allen like they're going after this guy? What about Jerry Lee Lewis and his teenage bride? Unfair.

610 days ago
29.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

God...can these loser stop! "oh I didn't know ai was hurt until 2012..." please

610 days ago
30.

Seldombinlaid    

Here we go...

610 days ago
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