Voice of Elmo "Cleared" in Child Sex Abuse Case Due to Statute of Limitations
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– There are new developments in the child sexual abuse lawsuit against Kevin Clash, the puppeteer known for voicing the Sesame Street character Elmo. The lawsuit against Clash, 53, was dismissed by the U.S. District judge in Pennsylvania on Thursday. The judge ruled it had not been filed within the statute of limitations in New York.
The lawsuit filed last year alleges Clash engaged in a sexual relationship during visits to New York that began back in 2004 when the man who filed the complaint was 16. A judge in New York previously dismissed three other lawsuit against Clash by men who accused him of sexually abusing them when they were underage. That judge also said the statute of limitations had run out.
"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
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