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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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46.

BillyBoy16    

I think it is absolutely appalling of the people so quick to judge this man based on accusations which are very possibly false. This man is a millionaire and people will do whatever they can to ruin people. I question if this would be happening to him If he hasn't made his do***entary last year "being Elmo" whether true or not it is a sad situation for someone involved but I will not be one of you who feel its ok the throw stones at someone based on hear say!

652 days ago
47.

sobernow312    

this is revolting.. all of these gay young men crawling out of the woodwork now that they see they can get their 15 minutes of fame.. if they were "suffering" so much WHY do they want their faces plastered all over the world.. and 20 years AFTER the fact... I call bull****..they just want the attention and don't care if they destroy another person in the process.

652 days ago
48.

UZURBRAIN    

This nasty lil phucker just wants a payday. Clash is ruined forever now.

652 days ago
49.

TheEric    

was it also a typo when they said he was 32? because he would have been 43 in 2003...nothing about this story adds up...seems to me like another desperate queen with their hand out...

652 days ago
50.

shanna    

I don't beleive it and these MEN had sex willingly with this MAN! They were not forced, they are not victims. I beleive they are liars only out to make money because the modeling business wasn't working out!!

652 days ago
51.

Trident    

STATUE OF LIMITATIONS BITCH! sad the gays ruined my childhood.....

652 days ago
52.

Joao    

Zero sympathy for this Clash person, an apparent pedophile. But it's the garbage he picks up. The recent thing is more creepy and disgusting looking than the last.
This ones claims is off the hook. Firstly, you don't have to GROOM the willing. Secondly, they allegedly met on a gay chat line--by association the guy established that he was anything but innocent or naive. Thirdly, the alleged taking him to nice dinners and giving him money--was payment for services and to keep him coming back. In short, it was an arrangement.
What's hilarious is how he says he "did not become aware that he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional. effects from Kevin Clash's sexual acts and conduct until 2012." More like a couple months ago. At least the dumb ass is honest and shot himself in the foot on this one.
I'd be interested in seeing EVIDENCE of their alleged chats... from the looks of this recent hustler--he was into it.
UPDATE: They didn't meet in a gay chat room, it was a youth bible study.

652 days ago
53.

cogboy    

why is it that the sound in my head of the perfectly sweet little elmo's high pitched voice say "bull $#!+" does not seem the least bit offensive?
this huy should maybe sue his parents, sue maybelline then return that coat to neverland...

652 days ago
54.

bb    

Oh boy, ouch. Let me guess, this Cecil, like the first one, has not a scrap of evidence to back up his story other than his word against Kevin's.

And trolling gay chat lines *specifically* for underage boys? Hahaha, nice one.

652 days ago
55.

Nyrican    

He suffered emotionally but made sure that his lawyer gave the tabloids a picture of him to help out with an entertainment career

652 days ago
56.

Joao    

...a typo. TMZ should be sued for posting this unfounded sh1t. If we're lucky Radaronline will publish stories of boy-toys who contacted them to report underage sex they had with Harvey Levin.

652 days ago
57.

elle    

wow! Lord, Help the Children.

652 days ago
58.

bob    

Whoa. That Cecil dude looks more gay than I would be if I had Harvey's willie in my mouth right now.

652 days ago
59.

verlinda    

Sheldon was from Pa. Where is this kid from? What is his record? Still many questions.

652 days ago
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Melissa    

Lol! He didn't become aware this damaged him psychologically until 20 years later. But for 5 million he can push those psychological feelings aside. Have I pretty much got this right?

652 days ago
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