Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who originated beloved Sesame Street character Elmo, has kept a low profile since November, when a trio of lawsuits accused him of having sex with underage males.
Now he’s back in the news as a fourth suit has surfaced, accusing the performer of hosting a “crystal-meth sex party” with a teenage boy.
In a suit filed Monday in Pennsylvania District Court, plaintiff Sheldon Stephens claims he met Clash in 2004 at “a social networking event for models and actors.” He alleges Clash “lured” Stevens to New York for sexual encounters, starting when Stephens was 16.
Stephens was actually the first to accuse Clash of instigating an inappropriate relationship, but it was 24-year-old Cecil Singleton who first filed suit. Stephens has claimed he was made to recant his story in exchange for a $125,000 settlement, but now wants to clear his name. (All four cases against Clash are being handled by the same lawyer.)
During one tryst, Stephens alleges, a driver took Clash and Stevens to his home, where the three had sex and did meth. “Clash smoked crystal meth while engaging in sexual activity with Sheldon. Clash also gave Sheldon poppers as a sexual aide,” the lawsuit reads. “While Clash had sexual contact with Sheldon, the chauffeur watched and masturbated.”
Clash’s attorney calls all four case “meritless” and is looking to have them all dismissed because the statute of limitations had run out. “Mr. Clash continues to deny any wrongdoing, and we intend to defend this case forcefully.”
Stephens is seeking unspecified damages in excess of $75,000.
So, what’s the cause of action? I’m assuming 16 is the age of consent in all the jurisdictions where this supposedly happended. I make that assumption because I have not heard of any criminal charges in this case.
So, the kid is suing because he consentually had sex and did drgus with this guy? Thisis nothing more than a shake down.
All these men are pursing civil cases for money, rather than criminal charges for sexual assault. That tells me all I need to know.
I am so weary of hearing about these poor “victims.” They need money, they file suit. Give them free counseling and it go at that. People are no longer the cash machines they were in the 50s-80s. New day, new years, folks. Get a job!
Correction: “… free counseling and let* it go at that.”
This is just MY personal opinion……..I saw this on the 10pm news. The “victim” (wearing two diamond-appearing earrings) gave graphic details about how he was given meth, alcohol, poppers as such. It all pointed to he was the bottom in the picture. This guy and the others who came back and said they are now victims are full of it. It seems hard to believe he was resisting or complaining about each stroke into is…….you get the idea.
It would not surprise me at all if it turns out it was that lawyer who called him and told him to recant the story. He was at the news conference with him. There is something about that lawyer that makes me feel this obvious rehearsed script/performance originated with him and not this meth’d out barebacking soon-to-be ex-twink. This modern day Andrew Cunaanan is doing with the law what Cunaanan did to rich guys with a gun. They just can’t accept that the time has come for them to take care of themselves by themselves.
In other words, some lawyer thinks there’s still money left to be gotten out of this man.
Fuck it. I don’t know what to say on this new accusation. Probably a shake down. However, clash is just so stupid for messing with young boys in the first place. No sympathy from me.
@Truth Addict: Federal law is 18. Statue of limitations prevents criminal charges. These minors cannot consent. Its simple fact. This man is a dangerous predator.
Oh Elmo…what in the world have you gotten yourself into??!!
Who knew Sesame Street was such a hot bed of pedophilia and child rape? Disgusting!
But Katy Perry couldn’t show Elmo some cleavage? Two reasons why Katy Perry matters … http://placeitonluckydan.com/2010/09/sunny-day-sweepin/
@Soapy: She has nice feet and that outfit is reserved by her standards, but she still looks like slut to many parents.
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