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Elmo Accuser #3 Sues

He Plied Me with Booze

11/27/2012 6:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kevin Clash -- the former voice of Elmo -- used alcohol as a precursor to oral sex with an underage boy ... this according to a new lawsuit that has just been filed by a THIRD accuser.

According to the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Manhattan and obtained by TMZ, the alleged victim met Clash on a gay phone chat line when he was 16 and Clash was approximately 40.

The accuser -- now 28 -- says he was in NYC pursuing modeling opportunities when Clash invited him to his swanky NYC apartment, which was strewn with Elmo dolls and photos of Elmo with famous people, including Beyonce and Tyra Banks

During the encounter, the accuser -- who refers to himself as John Doe -- claims Clash plied him with alcohol and "groomed him," and then engaged in sexual contact that included "oral sex and digital penetration of John's anus."

The accuser says Clash stayed in touch with him after the sexual encounter, although no further sexual contact occurred until he became an adult.

The accuser is suing for unspecified damages.

As you know, Clash resigned from Sesame Street hours after the second accuser filed suit.

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61.

HorrorFreakNJ    

I was ALSO abused by Kevin Clash. This makes me accuser

666 days ago
62.

CriticXtreme    

Elmo owes me $2.00.

666 days ago
63.

Gsharon 710    

I have no consideration for an adult "John Doe."

666 days ago
64.

Regina    

PLEASE, PLEASE stop saying that Elmo supposedly did all this stuff. It's the man BEHIND the puppet, not the puppet itself. A LOT of little kids adore Elmo and Sesame Street. They shouldn't have to try and figure out if their beloved puppet did something bad to people. Kids should not have to learn this stuff at that young of an age. If they think that Elmo touched somebody in a bad way. That undoes all the good work that Sesame Street has done for kids over the years. For some kids, that's the only real education that they get in their day.
I call BS on ALL these claims. Yeah, the person BEHIND the puppet may be gay, so what. If he did what everybody claims he did, wouldn't it have come out by now???
What are you doing on a gay chat line with full grown adults when you are still a kid. And what person in their right mind goes to an offender's house, does all that stuff with him and then goes back for more?? No person who has ever been victimized in that way goes back for seconds. NO ONE.
I don't believe that this man "raped," abused, or did anything that these guys didn't want to happen. It's not like Sandusky. He was in a position of authority, Kevin Cash was not. It seems to me that if they didn't want anything to happen like they claim, they could have gotten up and left. I think they are exploiting and blackmailing the man because they can. He's an easy target to them.
But Kevin Cash is not the innocent target either. If he didn't know that they were underage when he spoke to them on the chat line, he certainly did when they showed up at his house. Right then and there he should have told them to leave.

666 days ago
65.

tleeg    

So where were this 16 year old kids parents when he was drinking and getting blown?

666 days ago
66.

kitnplayn    

Hey, I was 16 once, and I knew better than to drink alcohol and have sex with a 40-year-old-man.

666 days ago
67.

robbg    

I've been gay forever, and when I was 16, I was old enough to be able to say yes or no to sex. If I actually drank alcohol, that was my subtle way of saying, "yes"! Get over it guy. You knew better!

666 days ago
68.

Jerry    

Stupid phaggot blew his career because he liked **** too much. Sick.

666 days ago
69.

Bri    

A under cover man with deep secrets that have been reveled. He needs counseling and his victims .. So sad...

666 days ago
70.

lolurdumb    

Bull****! It has turned into people looking for a handout out of this mans wallet. I truly now dont believe any claim against. Their all looking for $$$

666 days ago
71.

styna    

OMG JUST STOP ALREADY!!! ALL THESE STUPID IMMATURE MALES ARE JUST MAKING THEM SELVES LOOK RETARDED. OMG HE GROUPED ME.....UMM EXCUSE ME, WTF MAKES YOU SPECIAL, HUNDREDS OF YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GET GROUPED DAILY AND NEVER SUE OR EVEN SNITCH, BUT THEN AGAIN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS DONT HAVE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND YOU ALL WANT TO WAIT 5-10 YEARS TO SAY SOMETHING, YOUR LYING CASE CLOSED. YOUR ALL PATHETIC.

666 days ago
72.

aliusire    

John Doe says he's 28 and the rape occurred when he was 16 - 12 years ago. A simple look back through Sesame Street episodes shows that Beyonce first appeared on the show in 2002, two years after the alleged rape occurred. Curious.

666 days ago
73.

SeeBee    

They may have tricked him about their age, but you would think anyone in that high-profile, kid-focused job would know better than to do anything with anyone who looked remotely under 30.

666 days ago
74.

Kelly    

Just curious.....This event happened 12 years ago. The accuser said "Clash invited him to his swanky NYC apartment, which was strewn with Elmo dolls and photos of Elmo with famous people, including Beyonce and Tyra Banks." The first time Beyonce was on Sesame Street was 10 years ago as part of Destiny's Child (episode 3984 in 2002). Interesting that the accuser saw a picture of Elmo with Beyonce TWO YEARS before she even appeared on the show. Must have been taken during a chance encounter at the mall.

666 days ago
75.

Tinkmstbu    

Teenagers experimenting with sex isn't a new thing, tho being taken advantage in that manner by an adult who works with underage kids 18 hour days, every day is quite frightening. The upside to these tragic events...At least, it wasn't a toddler and/or a child.
Or, have I spoken too soon?!

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