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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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1.

Ian Robinson    

People are going to keep milking this just so they can try to get his money as well as tarnish his reputation.

639 days ago
2.

Lurker    

I knew that there would be others!

639 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

Boy oh boy.

639 days ago
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Delaware D    

I dont know if I believe this story.

639 days ago
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pleasespareme01    

This story reeks of bs!! First off what the hell was the accuser on a gay phone chat for don't u have to be 18? Please this is a load of crap. Hope this fool doesn't get a dime

639 days ago
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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Where does Elmo fit in all of this?

639 days ago
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oscarpopcan    

this one sounds really stretched ...

639 days ago
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DanaS    

And the accuser...who was 15 at the time...met him via a gay chat line...why was a 15 year old utilizing a "chat line" hmmmmm?

639 days ago
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Lora Leigh    

Oh come on! Really. so 19 years later the guy wants to come forward.. Ya ok. WTFE!!!! I hate people like that! I just wanta slap them!

639 days ago
10.

lolurdumb    

People will say anything for money, just wait there will be at least 3 more trying to ride the elmo get rich quick train.

639 days ago
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TMP    

I knew this was going to happen. There will be more and more now and unfortunately, it's most likely they are lying to get money. 5 million dollars for something that he has no proof ever happened, from 30 years ago? This guys life is over.

639 days ago
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Drew Hall    

The accuser is "claiming the two met on a gay phone chat line". uh, Sounds to me like a horny teenager looking to get laid on a adult sex line. Doesnt sound like he was lured into anything to me. if he was a straight teen and he got a woman he would be a hero. "way to go stud" Emotional damages in the amount of 5 million? I remember trying to get laid when I was 15. What a tool

639 days ago
13.

static    

What a dirtbag.

639 days ago
14.

Kelly    

Told you so.

639 days ago
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SarahBeebee    

People who do this kind of stuff for money makes me sick.

1st, You are not supposed to be underage when you call a sex chat line. what did the 15 yr old expect? everyone he talks to is going to be 15 too? lol
2nd.. he waited 20 years to tell someone?
3rd... he said he didn't know he was psychological damaged by it until he saw it in the news? ohhh so he saw it in the news and he woke up the next day suddenly damaged?
This dude should be named and shamed. Disgusting for trying to milk someone for money!

639 days ago
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