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  • Judge tosses 3 NY lawsuits against ex-Elmo actor

    July 1, 2013 10:36 AM

    NEW YORK - A judge in New York has tossed out three lawsuits brought by men who said former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash sexually abused them when they were underage. Federal Judge John Koeltl threw out the lawsuits Monday. He says the claims came more than six years after each... more »
  • Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims sex abuse

    December 10, 2012 2:41 PM

    MIAMI - Another Florida man is suing the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be a father figure before flying him to New York to have sex with him. The alleged victim is now the fourth... more »
  • Elmo left behind on 'Sesame Street' as actor exits

    November 21, 2012 7:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Sesame Street's beloved Elmo character will continue despite the resignation of the puppeteer behind the character following sexual abuse allegations. Fifty-two-year-old Kevin Clash resigned Tuesday after a young man sued him and accused him of engaging in sexual behavior with him when he was 15. ... more »
  • Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegation

    November 20, 2012 10:30 AM

    NEW YORK - A 24-year-old college student has accused longtime Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of sexually abusing him when he was 15. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York by Cecil Singleton accuses Clash of engaging in sexual behavior with him over a two-week period while he was under-age. Singleton... more »
  • Man who accused Elmo puppeteer of teen sex recants

    November 13, 2012 4:43 PM

    NEW YORK - The man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was a teen now says it isn't so. The man is now saying his sexual relationship with Clash was adult and consensual. In response to the statement Tuesday afternoon, Clash issued a... more »
  • Elmo puppeteer accused of underage relationship

    November 12, 2012 10:35 AM

    NEW YORK - The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on "Sesame Street" says he did have a relationship with a man who says he was 16 at the time the relationship began. But Kevin Clash says the relationship was between "two consenting adults" -- and that he is "deeply saddened"... more »
  • Puppeteer charged with child porn and kidnapping

    July 27, 2012 12:26 PM

    PINELLAS CO. - An alleged threat to children who entertained kids as a puppeteer is now behind bars in western Florida. Tampa-area officers arrested 57-year-old Ronald William Brown last week. Court documents allege he had graphic discussions online about abusing, kidnapping, killing, and eating children. The complaint... more »

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