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
Cecil Singleton, Elmo accuser No. 2, speaks during a press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 in New York.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(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.

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Nov 28, 2012 9:19 PM CST
One just has to wonder is it for the money or closure to something that happen to them for real? It was like the Michael Jackson case (2nd one) Mama does not go to the Police but straight to the lawyers office! but the lawyer did not keep up on the laws sends Mama to the "Doctor's" wink wink nod! only to find out the doctor had to report it to the police! So no hush money here and the Da's case fell apart in court!! I just wonder if some of these people are jump on the Band Wagon looking for a cash cow!
Nov 27, 2012 8:34 PM CST
Enough already, forget the guy behind Elmo's voice; I'd be more interested when other muppet's start making sexual accusations against Elmo himself.
Nov 27, 2012 4:52 PM CST
America. just more of the same: hating gays. Most child molesters are family members of good hetero breeders