A third man has come forward accusing former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was a minor, The New York Post reports.
According to the lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court, the incident happened when the plaintiff, named in the papers as John Doe and who's now in his late 20s, was 16.
Kevin Clash, the puppeteer for Elmo on Sesame Street, has resigned, in the wake of ongoing allegations that he had sex with a minor.
Elmo accuser says he was pressured to recant
"Sesame Workshop's mission is to harness the educational power of media to help all children the world over reach their highest potential," Sesame Workshop said in a statement Tuesday. "Kevin Clash has helped us achieve that mission for 28 years, and none of us, especially Kevin, want anything to divert our attention from our focus on serving as a leading educational organization. Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin's personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street. This is a sad day for Sesame Street."
The man who accused Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Street's Elmo, of having an inappropriate relationship with him as a teenager and later recanted now says he was pressured into reversing his story and stands by his initial account, TMZ reports.
The man who claimed Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, had a sexual relationship with him when he was 16 years old has now recanted his statement, the New York Times reports.
Kevin Clash, voice of Sesame Street's Elmo, on leave of absence amid underage sex allegations
The unidentified accuser, who's now 23, recanted his statement through...
Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, is on a leave of absence from the show amid allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy.