Third Victim Emerges To Accuse Elmo Puppeteer In Underage-Sex Scandal

A third plaintiff has come forward to accuse Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of initiating an underage sexual relationship.

In a civil complaint filed today in Manhattan federal court, the unnamed John Doe, now 28, says he met Clash on a chat line when he was just 16, and the 40-year-old entertainer started “grooming.”

At a press conference this afternoon Attorney Jeff Herman read excerpts of the accuser’s unpublished book about his experiences with Clash, the New York Post reports:

In Chapter 11: “Tickled my heart,” the accuser said he and Clash stopped short of intercourse when he was just 16, but they still went far.

“When we first met I was 16 and there was no intercourse; however lots of heavy kissing and he showed me what it felt like to get on your knees and obey your man,” according to the unpublished text.

“Mr Tickler is what I will call him and the game we played was father and son.”

The aspiring author wrote that he vividly recalled spotting an Emmy at Clash’s Upper West Side apartment.

“I noticed that he had an Emmy on his shelf that I thought could not be real, because I knew every black man who had an Emmy so I thought. I really just scoped his place out and acted very calm,” the accuser wrote.

“On our first night I did not lose my virginity; however I learned what it felt like to have a man kiss you and take your breath away.”

Herman also represents Cecil Singleton, Clash’s second accuser and the one whose allegations led to the puppeteer to resign from Sesame Street.  A representative for Clash says this new suit “has no merit.”