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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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242 COMMENTS

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61.

cogboy    

what's so terrible here is that real victims have such a hard time in the court system because of these types of claims. every kid who was truly molested has to be dragged through the dirt because douche bags like this guy kill everyone else's credibility.

610 days ago
62.

Peirre    

THIS IS A SICK WORLD AND THIS GUY HAS NO SHAME, BUT KEVIN SHOULD'VE KNOWN YOU PAY ONE BOOTY POPPER...YOU'LL HAVE TO PAY THE REST YOU SCREW AT 15 YEARS OLD.....IT'S CALLED REPRESSED MEMORY DISORDER....I THINK HE TOUCH ME TOO $1,000,000 NEEDED...ROTFL!!!

610 days ago
63.

NoseySOB    

He did not realize he could become an easy millionaire until 2012

610 days ago
64.

bb    

People - if you believe you have suffered sexual abuse with emotional and psychological effects how about getting yo ass down the the police station THE NEXT DAY. Or at least, like the next month or something. Unless you are a gold digger that is, then wait for the most opportune time. OK, Public service announcement over.

610 days ago
65.

Lalaland    

Im shocked at how many Elmo supporters there are. You don't pay someone off and resign if you're not guilty. This man is a disgusting poor excuse of a human being. Maybe the men he abused as kids are not the most upstanding citizens in America (lol) but when you're abused-it takes many years to come to terms with it-it wasn't 20 years ago-it was 10. And yes, sometimes it takes one to come out with it for the others to come around since they're probably ashamed and embarrassed. Obviously it is true-out of anybody you can sue-why choose Elmo? Why not say it was another richer, more famous celebrity? Where there's smoke, there's fire. I don't get randomly accused of being a pedophile and neither do most of you (I hope). Im beyond happy he retired. Who knows how many more there are...

610 days ago
66.

Peirre    

THIS IS A SICK WORLD AND THIS GUY HAS NO SHAME, BUT KEVIN SHOULD'VE KNOWN YOU PAY ONE BOOTY POPPER...YOU'LL HAVE TO PAY THE REST YOU SCREW AT 15 YEARS OLD.....IT'S CALLED REPRESSED MEMORY DISORDER....I THINK HE TOUCH ME TOO $1,000,000 NEEDED...ROTFL!!!

610 days ago
67.

damegrohl    

I still don't understand why this guy went public just to take money and then give it back? Was he broken hearted? I understand that the overall is wrong on Clash because he cheated and the age issue. But why did this all start?

610 days ago
68.

the Ronster    

I am not saying he is innocent, but it amazes me the amount of trash that comes out of the closet (no punn intended) when they sniff money! So legal age is 18 y.o. but really, at what age is a person responsible for their own actions? These boys were trolling on chat lines themselves. they were looking for sex with an older gent. there is definatly some mutual concent here. if, in fact, they were raped, why wait 20+ years.... Poor Clash, his career is destroyed over his penis and some money grubbing people.

610 days ago
69.

Discretion    

And it really took him twenty whole years to figure this out smh....... ok

610 days ago
70.

get real    

These Unstable Gay Men are Coming out of the WOODWORK....These charges were from YEARS AGO. The Latest... 20 years ago? The 32 yr old kid decided 20 Yrs later to come out with whatever? What was the KId doing in a GAY CHAT , PHONE Chat at 15? This case has no merit 20 yrs later.

610 days ago
71.

HiP    

Why is an underage boy in using a gay phone chat line anyways? Seriously leave this guy alone, no need to ruin someones life for $. I feel bad Elmo's getting tied to these helpless people.

610 days ago
72.

Tina    

Hind-sight being 20/20, I guess Kevin Clash wishes he never revealed himself as the voice of Elmo. I don't care whether you're gay or not. Stay away from kids.

610 days ago
73.

Peter Popoff    

Sandusky

610 days ago
74.

T    

ok .. The accused AND accuser were BOTH cruising these gay chats … Sorry but the accused wasn't cruising a play ground so this story is not passing the smell test YET …. and the best party of the article " 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." Just come out and say you want $$ because you heard how much the other guy was offered !

610 days ago
75.

Anna    

First, what were those "underage" boys doing in the chat rooms? Preying on older men. Prostituting themselves. I can guarantee you that they are more sophisticated than the men they were scamming.

610 days ago
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