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Elmo Accuser #2

'I'm Happy'

Kevin Clash Resigned

11/21/2012 2:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The man who claims Elmo voice actor Kevin Clash sexually abused him as a 15-year-old says he's "happy" and "relieved" Clash called it quits on "Sesame Street" -- because the scandal could have wreaked even more havoc on the kids' TV show.

The accuser Cecil Singleton -- who's now 24 -- was out in NYC with his lawyer today when he reacted to the news ... that Clash resigned in the immediate wake of Singleton's lawsuit.

Singleton is suing Clash for more than $5 million, claiming Clash preyed on him as a child "to satisfy his depraved sexual interests."

Singleton also says Clash desperately tried to conceal his connection to "Sesame Street" during their courtship in 2003 -- claiming, "It was essential to him that I not find out who he actually was."

Singleton says he was motivated to file his lawsuit by Clash's first accuser Sheldon Stephens.

And there's this -- Singleton's lawyer says he won't be surprised if more men come forward, claiming he's already spoken to men with similar stories as Cecil and Sheldon.

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61.

Kali    

Does it seem to anyone else like Kevin Clash is on here making weird posts?
It doesn't matter the lifestye or sexual orietnation of a CHILD when they are being molested by an AFULT.

600 days ago
62.

NoseySOB    

Good Hates FABS! And by fabs i mean fabricators

600 days ago
63.

elpablo    

Looks like TMZ mistakenly referred to this young woman as a man.

600 days ago
64.

messygirl    

Bottom feeder. Destroyed a beloved character that millions of kids adore just for a little publicity and cash. He couldn't have dealt with his problems privately? Oh wait, then he wouldn't be famous. I hope someone throws a petrol bomb at him.

600 days ago
65.

adam07950    

pls get a real job and back off Elmo

600 days ago
66.

Jack Kouff    

Having been sexually abused my self as a child, I don't understand people who say they have been and the justice they seek is money. Once the 1st alleged came out and got $125K, he decides to follow suit and he now wants 5 Million. If he truly was assaulted why was his first stop at the police station and not a civil suit attorney.

600 days ago
67.

tonifromla    

HEY SINGLETON! HOW U GONNA GET ANY MONEY?? HE DOESN'T HAVE A JOB ANYMORE. Idiot.

600 days ago
68.

J    

This guy is full of it

600 days ago
69.

Franc    

Why aren't you giving out the attorney's name? Stop protecting Clash!

600 days ago
70.

Liss    

Stupid Twink wannabes.... You GAVE yourself willingly- CONSENTUALLY- underage, or not- you went into this relationship willingly- NOW you say foul??? You have ruined this man's career- hope you burn in gay hell you little ******* TWINK whores.

600 days ago
71.

LaniKay    

I call bull****. Why would he wait always 10 years to finally come forward to say he was sexually abused? He just saw what the first guy was awarded and now he's just trying to get a little something also.

600 days ago
72.

Caliwestsidegirl    

This Tranny is so full of himself. Probably wanting to cash in some of the 'fame' he gets out of this.

600 days ago
73.

voiceofreason    

Crying Game!

600 days ago
74.

Mars    

Abusers pick messed kids to go after. Here is a state senator who did the same thing, all the guys he used to abuse are completelv nuts:
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110620/ARTICLES/110629999

600 days ago
75.

DJ Roberson    

Grooming, child preditation, and underage sexual involvement with a minor is not only wrong but illegal.  THE ADULT IS ALWAYS WRONG to involve oneself knowingly with a minor.   As a society we must condemn it while acknowledging that pedophilia and homosexuality should not be held in the same regard,  likeness, or respect.  We must not confuse the two.  There are a plethora of youth (males and females) that have engaged in sexual dealings with adults willingly or unwillingly and it's simply and utterly criminal: tarnishing innocence, destroying  youth, and can lead to a continued perpetual cycle of illness for those abuse or taken advantage of.  PEDOPHILIA IS NO JOKE and should not be taken or handled lightly.  Moreover, we should want and encourage those affected by those crimes to speak out and not criminalize or demonize the hurt.  Restitution, counseling, and cognitive therapy are some steps duly needed to set the affected on the right tracks to put those events behind them.  We need to punish the guiilty and heal the sick.  

600 days ago
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