Good news for Kevin Clash. Sexual charges, by three accusers, against the Elmo Puppeteer have been dismissed by a federal judge, earlier today.
On Monday morning, a New York federal judge, Kevin Koeltl, threw out the lawsuits brought on by three men accusing Clash of sexually abusing them when they were under aged.
In the judge’s official ruling of the case, he notes, that a plaintiff has six years after the cause of action and three years after turning 21 years of age to file a claim against their abuser. In this case, none of the three alleged victims did such a thing.
According to NBC News, “…the judge ruled that the “plaintiffs were aware of sufficient facts immediately following their victimization by the defendant to state claims” sooner.
It was just last week Monday that Sheldon Stephens, the man who accuses Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of inappropriate sexual contact while he was still a teen. Later on in the week Stephens recanted his story adding the relationship was between two consenting adults. Just yesterday Stephens surfaced again, this time changing his tune admitted he’s been forced to recant his story and paid $125,000 to remain silent.
In the aftermath of the resurrected accusations by Stephens and a new man coming forward making similar accusations, Kevin Clash is now resigning at the man behind the most popular Sesame Street puppet Elmo.
The man who accused 52 year old Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having an inappropriate relationship with him when he was still underage has been revealed to be Sheldon Stephens.
The Smoking Gun reports, Stephens, 24, is an aspiring model with multiple arrests behind him.
Well, isn’t this interesting. The 23 year old man that accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of beginning an inappropriate relationship with him when he was sixteen is now changing his story.
Monday news broke that Kevin Clash, 52, had been put on mandatory leave following allegations he had a sexual relationship with an underage boy. The allegations had been pending a thorough investigation by Sesame Workshop (the children’s programming production company). Today, the man release an official statement through his attorney.
The statement reads, “[the man] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr.Clash was an adult consensual relationship. He’ll have no further comments.”
Wow! We so don’t want to believe this one. Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash, 52, has been accused of having sexual contact with an underage boy.
The Emmy award winning ‘Sesame Street’ “voice actor”, for the past 27 years, has been put on leave amid rumors he had an inappropriate relationship with a sixteen year old boy.
In an official statement released by Sesame workshop, the production company of the children’s education show, its been revealed that a man now 23 stated back in June that he had had a sexual relationship with Clash beginning when he was 16.