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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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91.

Mellow One    

Easy to say I told you so after the fact. I knew kid who at 15 in foster care who used up 800. on porn movies and did the sex chat lines.They are allowed privacy, have so many rights, but the pervs on teheother end only ask if a person is 18-say yes, and you get in as I was told. Sometimes people come foward only after they see another has had the courage to do so. Women kept silent about abuse for over 40 & 50 years until other had the courage to speak out and or knew in some cases the abuser was either dead or so old they couldn't hurt them any longer. A last note on teh Clash guy-maybe his victims didn't know who he was until this came out.

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92.

smmrrffy    

i cannot believe all the ***s that are suckin off elmo!!! lmao!!!!!!

705 days ago
93.

BarginBabe84    

This is terrible news. I grew up with Sesame Street and I know that his departure will be a great loss to the show. I don't believe this man had to sleep with underage boys!! There were plenty of grown a** men out there that would of loved to get their hands on Mr.Clash. I feel sorry for his family and his daughter that has to watch all his years of hard work go down the drain because if alleged acts.

705 days ago
94.

Kristin    

What happened to the statue of limitations? It took him 10'years to finally realize he was "traumatized" what was a 15 year old boy doing on a phone sex line anyway?

705 days ago
95.

zodmyster    

I find it suspect that these guys waited so long to finally be "traumatzed" by Mr. Clashes actions...while I don't condone having sexual relations with children, neither are claiming to have been raped, 15

705 days ago
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Gsharon 710    

No surprise. It may have happened, but money is what they are after. Why must people ruin it for ligitimate cases who only want to feel better in their hearts and souls and not their pockets? The man has lost his job, hopefully he is smart enough to have money where it is safe.

705 days ago
97.

hank the tank    

SO THAT'S HOW ELMO GOT HIS SQUEEKY VOICE.

705 days ago
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ManiacalZebra    

Why do all of his accusers look like streetwalkers?

705 days ago
99.

Miki    

He "didn't know" he was abused until 20 years later when he realized that he could make 5 million.

705 days ago
100.

Beth    

Singleton is an ******* , and I'm sure there are more that are going to be instantly traumatized . It's a sad situation. Shame on you Kevin and go back under your rock Singleton.

705 days ago
101.

Gigi    

What a massive crock of bull****! He didn't realize he suffered psychological problems until he saw how much money that other guy got and realized he could probably get a hell of a lot more! Show me some proof or I am not believing a word of this.

705 days ago
102.

Britmarjlo    

I'm so heart broken for him

705 days ago
103.

Britmarjlo    

This Is about money I doubt he caused any real harm to these people

705 days ago
104.

Britmarjlo    

They want to be on gay chats so they better sue all the guys they ****ed

705 days ago
105.

Britmarjlo    

I wish I had sex with Kevin clash

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