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Voice of Elmo Sued Over Meth-Fueled Sex Parties

Sheldon Stephens files lawsuit against Kevin Clash

(Newser) - The original 'voice of Elmo' accuser, Sheldon Stephens, has now officially sued Kevin Clash, alleging the former Sesame Street puppeteer lured him into a sexual relationship when he was underage. Stephens, who originally recanted his claims of sex abuse only to recant his recant amid reports that Clash had... More »

Accuser No. 4 Emerges in 'Elmo' Sex Scandal

Latest 'John Doe' files lawsuit against Kevin Clash

(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... More »

Third Man Accuses Elmo Puppeteer of Teen Sex

John Doe plans lawsuit against Kevin Clash

(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... More »

Kevin Clash: Much More Than Just the Voice of Elmo

Puppeteer handled a lot more than just the puppet for 'Sesame Street'

(Newser) - With Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash gone amid underage sex accusations, an intimate Sesame Street family has a gaping hole to fill. Clash didn't just voice the little red puppet: The multiple Emmy Award winner was the show's "Muppet leader," helped fix technical issues, traveled far and... More »

Elmo Puppeteer Resigns as New Allegations Emerge

Another man says Kevin Clash had sex with him when he was underage

(Newser) - Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street after 28 years spent voicing the popular character, the New York Times reports. A 24-year-old man came forward last week accusing Clash of having sex with him when he was just 16 and Clash was 45, and now TMZ reports that... More »

Elmo Accuser Recants His Recant

Sheldon Stephens goes back to original story

(Newser) - The Sesame Street sex scandal is indeed far from over : Sheldon Stephens, the 23-year-old who says Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had sex with him when he was 16 and Clash was 45, recanted those allegations last week—but now he's recanting his recant, TMZ reports. Over the weekend, TMZ... More »

Accuser of Elmo Puppeteer Recants

Their relationship was adult and consensual, he says

(Newser) - The Elmo sex scandal is no more. The man who said he had a sexual relationship with puppeteer Kevin Clash while still a minor has recanted, reports the New York Times . "He wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship,... More »

Graphic Email From 'Elmo' to Accuser Leaked

'I'm sorry I keep talking about sex,' Kevin Clash wrote

(Newser) - Much as you might wish it would go away, the Sesame Street sex scandal goes on: Now TMZ has an email from Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash to his accuser, who claims he had a sexual relationship with Clash when he was just 16 and Clash was 45. But the email... More »

Elmo Puppeteer Hit With Underage Sex Allegations

He says he's innocent, takes leave from Sesame Street

(Newser) - Kevin Clash, the man who's lent Elmo his voice since 1984, has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street amid accusations from a 23-year-old man who says Clash had sex with him when he was 16 and Clash was 45. Clash admits he had a relationship with his... More »

Meet the Man Behind Elmo

No, he didn't always have that voice, and more from behind-the-scenes

(Newser) - When Kevin Clash does a live Sesame Street event, the kids “don’t know me from a hole in the wall and they don’t care to,” he tells Time . “I’m the guy holding their friend.” That friend would be Elmo, the furry red monster... More »

Sebelius Schools Reporter on How to Sneeze

(Newser) - NBC's Chuck Todd got a lesson in how to sneeze properly today when he let one fly during a briefing with health secretary Kathleen Sebelius. After Todd sneezed, Sebelius stopped the press conference to razz him about not sneezing into his sleeve, reports MediaBistro. "What's up with that? she... More »

Elmo Takes On Swine Flu

Feds, Sesame Street produce spots on hygiene

(Newser) - The fuzzy residents of Sesame Street are teaming up with the federal government to school kids on the dangers of swine flu and how to prevent it, the Washington Post reports. Elmo and human pal Gordon have taped PSAs that instruct children to be sure to wash their hands and... More »

First Lady Joins Elmo to Push Exercise

Sesame Street visit 'the best thing i've done,' First Lady says

(Newser) - Talk about a power couple: Michelle Obama has teamed up with Elmo to film a public service announcement about the importance of exercise and healthful eating, reports Entertainment Tonight. Michelle, a lifelong Sesame Street fan, said meeting the iconic furry character was "probably the best thing I've done” since... More »

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