Third Man Accuses Elmo Puppeteer of Teen Sex

John Doe plans lawsuit against Kevin Clash

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 27, 2012 9:16 AM CST | Updated Nov 27, 2012 10:20 AM CST

(Newser) – Yet another accuser has stepped forward alleging former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had sex with him when the accuser was underage. John Doe, accuser No. 3, says he was 16 in 2000 when he met Clash on a gay chat line and ended up at the older man's apartment engaging in "some sexual activity." Doe is now filing a lawsuit, and is represented by the same attorney who represents accuser No. 2, Cecil Singleton. He's also writing a book about the experience, the New York Daily News reports.

TMZ has details from the new lawsuit, which claims Clash gave Doe alcohol and that the sexual activity involved "oral sex and digital penetration of John's anus." It also claims that Clash's apartment was full of Elmo memorabilia, including dolls, and suggests that the two had sexual contact again after Doe was an adult. In the wake of the growing sex scandal, some are starting to question how Sesame Workshop handled it, sources close to the situation tell Fox News. "When working around children, my feeling would be to always exercise on the side of caution and protect the children first and foremost," says one source.

Cecil Singleton, Elmo accuser No. 2, speaks during a press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 in New York.
Cecil Singleton, Elmo accuser No. 2, speaks during a press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 in New York.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
In this Jan. 24, 2011 file photo, Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash poses with the Sesame Street muppet in the Fender Music Lodge during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
In this Jan. 24, 2011 file photo, Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash poses with the "Sesame Street" muppet in the Fender Music Lodge during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.   (AP Photo/Victoria Will, File)
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