Accuser No. 4 Emerges in 'Elmo' Sex Scandal

Latest 'John Doe' files lawsuit against Kevin Clash

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 10, 2012 10:18 AM CST

(Newser) – The "Elmo" sex scandal shows no signs of going away: Kevin Clash, the former puppeteer of the popular Sesame Street character, has been hit with yet another lawsuit alleging he had sexual relations with a minor. Accuser No. 4, so far not identified, claims he met Clash when he was 16 or 17 and Clash was in his 30s, back in 1995 or 1996. He says Clash flew him out to New York City, gave him money, and had sex with him more than once, TMZ reports. This marks the third underage sex lawsuit against Clash; his first accuser took a settlement.

In this Jan. 24, 2011 photo, Sesame Street muppet Elmo and puppeteer Kevin Flash pose for a portrait during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to promote the film Being Elmo in Park City, Utah.
In this Jan. 24, 2011 photo, "Sesame Street" muppet Elmo and puppeteer Kevin Flash pose for a portrait during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to promote the film "Being Elmo" in Park City, Utah.   (AP Photo/Victoria Will, file)
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