Sesame Street will definitely never be the same as a FOURTH accuser has come forward against Kevin Clash in regard to sexual assault claims.
Oh, Elmo! Say it ain't so!
The latest claims against Kevin come from another man who reports that he had sexual contact with the Kevin when he was just “16 or 17.”
No word on if Kevin used the name Mr. Tickler this time as well.
The plaintiff, who is referred to as S.M. in legal documents, claims the incident occurred in 1995 or 1996 and involved Kevin encouraging him to visit him in New York after they met in Miami.
S.M. did eventually make the trip to NY and claims he “had sexual contact on multiple occasions” with the former voice of Elmo.
We can't even imagine what might have gone on…
The accuser adds that he has suffered “mental, personal and psychological trauma." He is now seeking more than $75,000 in damages.
And in case you think it’s a little fishy that this accuser hasn’t come forward until now, his lawyer, Jeff Herman, claims it’s because he was a “compliant victim” and didn’t realize the injuries he suffered from this situation.
Meanwhile, Kevin’s lawyer, Michael Berger, maintains his client’s innocence.
And we really hope that is true because no child should go through such a situation.
For now, we'll just have to wait and see how the cases unfold.
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