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Voice of Elmo

Underage Sex Accusers

Have NO RIGHT To Sue Me

3/1/2013 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kevin Clash
-- the former voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street" -- says the three men who accused him of sexually abusing them as minors have no case against him ... because too much time has passed since the alleged abuse.

Clash has just filed a motion to dismiss the three lawsuits filed against him by Cecil Singleton and two other unidentified men.

According to Clash, the statute of limitations on the sexually-motivated crimes he's accused of committing is six years -- and the crimes in each instance allegedly occurred more than ten years ago.

As we reported, Clash has been sued by the three men -- each of whom claims Clash engaged in sexual activity with them when they were minors, causing them mental and psychological damage.

The men claim they only recently became "aware" of the damage that was done -- which is why it took them so long to sue -- but Clash says that's BS. 

Clash wants the judge to toss out all three lawsuits asap.


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Elmo does like lil boys':)

571 days ago


I've never understood the statute of limitations on such crimes. I just think there are certain crimes - violent and sexual - that should not have a time limit as to when you can file charges. I would agree with the victims, in that, with sexual abuse, it can be a long time - and sometimes the help of a professional - to help you realize the true severity of the situation. This is a type of situation where the victims were troubled and taken advantage of by a grown man, but at the time, they were willing participants, who enjoyed the interaction and attention. It isn't until much later that victims like this realize that they were actually taken advantage of, even if they were willing participants, and it caused long-term emotional/mental damage. That does happen. So in that regard, I find it counterproductive to limit when you can file charges on such crimes. Regardless, this sicko probably is right and it probably will get tossed out for it being over 10 years. Smh. Justice @@. This man is a pervert - and under no cir***stances was it okay to engage in online relationships with underage men. The fact that he carried on these online relationships and eventually had a sexual relationship screams predatory behavior to me. It has since day one. In my book - this guy is s***.

570 days ago


I think he is missing the point here, you are now admitting you had sex with a minor but now the statute of limitations has run out it's ok? I'm sure there are more victims idiot.

570 days ago


Spoken like a true pervert

570 days ago


Black people are never guilty, any dumba** knows that to be true.

569 days ago


It's sad he couldn't keep his sexual endeavors to adults and its more sad that they took money, favors and trips to be with him paid by him and then to come forward YEARS later and claim they are emotionally and psychologically traumatized. The last thing, how much do the parents receive to look away while their kid was being flown across the country to meet an older gay man? WOW!

569 days ago
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