This is getting very disturbing. A third accuser has come forward claiming he had sexual relations with Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash while underage, the New York Daily News is reporting. The man, who was not identified, says he began the relationship in 2000, when he was 16, the paper reports. He claims he met and spoke with Clash on a gay chat line, and that several days later he visited Clash’s apartment.
A representative for Clash told the paper, “Mr. Clash believes this lawsuit has no merit.” The attorney told the Daily News that his client began writing a book about the relationship in 2009, and said pages from it will be read at a press conference today.
Kevin Clash continues to maintain his innocence. Could all three accusers be lying? Do you think more men will come out the woodwork? As for Elmo’s future, the producers of Sesame Street, have said Elmo will continue as a character on the show… for now.