We now almost have a full hand of men who claimed Kevin Clash, formerly the voice of Elmo, carried on a sexual relationship with them while they were underage. And I don’t know about you, but it looks like we’re just going to keep counting. Every new lull in these allegations, no matter how they’re finagled to appear subdued with resignations, just seem to make for new alleged victims.
NBC news report that the lawsuit, filed today in Miami, identifies the victim only as John Doe. He claims that when he was 16 or 17 (circa 1995 or 1996), Clash paid for him to fly from Miami to New York City for sex:
In a statement, the victim’s attorney Jeff Herman said, “According to our lawsuit, Kevin Clash knowingly paid to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of satisfying his sexual interests.”
This is now the third Clash accuser that Herman is representing, as he has also been retained by another John Doe and Cecil Singleton.
Clash or his PR reps have reportedly not yet responded to these new allegations by John Doe II. But with multiple John Does claiming abuse, it sure doesn’t look too promising for Mr. Clash. Are we banning Elmo in our homes yet?
(photo: Joseph Marzullo/Wenn.com)