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Voice of Elmo

Sued by 4th Accuser

12/10/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kevin Clash has been sued by a 4TH accuser ... who claims he also had a sexual relationship with the former voice of Elmo while he was a minor ... TMZ has learned. 

We've learned ... the accuser, who filed the lawsuit in federal court in NY under the name John Doe, claims he first met Clash in Miami Beach in 1995 or 1996 ... while Doe was 16 or 17 and Clash was in his mid '30s. 

Doe claims ... Clash eventually flew him out to NYC and gave him money and a place to stay. During the trip, Doe claims the two had sex on multiple occasions.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Doe claims he's suffered tremendous emotional, mental and psychological damage as a result of the relationship.

TMZ spoke to Doe's attorney, Jeff Herman, who tells us, "According to our lawsuit, Kevin Clash knowingly paid to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of satisfying his sexual interests."

Of Clash's 4 accusers, only 3 have filed lawsuits. The first accuser struck a settlement with Clash and agreed not to pursue litigation.

We reached out to Clash for comment -- no word back.

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16.

Thetruth    

Why are they just now saying the experience all these emotional issue after they seen someone else say it, they have no evidence since all this happen in the 1990's it just seem like a lot of money hungry people who see oppurnity

626 days ago
17.

Proud2bBlack    

Shame on the courts to accepts all these money grubbing bids to bring this man down! All of a sudden, every man that is gay and every man that has worked with children should be very afraid. It can just as easily be you next! This is getting out of hand

626 days ago
18.

PG    

Michael Jackson 2.0.

626 days ago
19.

CriticXtreme    

This guy is the 21st century version of Chef Boy-ardee. He loves those boys! And thinking with the wrong brain is definitely not in the best interest in Elmo's World.

626 days ago
20.

saltadrine    

I don't get it, what took so long to say something????

626 days ago
21.

eicarr     

I hope this gives them incentive to finally remove that annoying ELMO puppet from the show. Viewers will forever think of that man's arm shoved up Elmo's ass every time they see it.

626 days ago
22.

Jay-D    

These people are pathetic.. there is nothing worse then people who makeup stories just so they can get a little money.. if these people really were so damaged and these allegations were true then they wouldnt of waited this long to finally sue

626 days ago
23.

angela    

More people looking for fame...PROVE what you claim...I don't believe it.

626 days ago
24.

72183    

Who are these lawyers presenting these morons???? I do not in no way support underage sex abuse but why wait this long to get your story out there when everybody else is going it! And at 16 or 17 yrs old wouldn't one be old enough to say no and run to the police. This judicial system in the US is by far the worst! Lawsuits are simply the tool people use to intimidate people into coughing up money even when the accusations have no merit! It's sad! The lawyers are as greedy as the defendants themselves!

626 days ago
25.

Truth    

IT'S OFFICIAL... HE'S THE BLACK JERRY SANDUSKY. #TRUTH!!

626 days ago
26.

dantheman    

Strange... how consentual homosexual sexs acts leads to emotional damage, while consentual heterosexual sex acts does not... coincidence... u decide

626 days ago
27.

OH NO!    

Addicted to dick.

626 days ago
28.

rob    

I'm starting to think all of this is for money. Very suspect in my opinion. How odd you wait 17-18 years to come out and tell your story.

626 days ago
29.

lolurdumb    

More clowns who think they can ride the get rich train. He is not a jerry Sandusky! If you wanted justice u would go to police a LONG TIME AGO! u want 15 mins of fame and quick cash to not work a yr or 2, you get a shady lawyer and announce to the world that you were trolling for older man when u were underage with hopes of a payout in the future. Smh dont believe any of it. If someone took advantage of u ur gonna wanna kill them or see them locked up for life not boo hoo me on tv. Real victims dont look for 15 mins

626 days ago
30.

verlinda    

Let me see...it was either 1995 or 1996. I may have been 16 or 17. I think I was born in in 1969 or 1979 not really sure....another money grabbing bitch

626 days ago
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