11:41 am - 11/20/2012

Voice of Elmo NEW LAWSUIT Allegations of Sex with SECOND Underage Boy

Kevin Clash -- known as the voice of Elmo -- is facing NEW allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a SECOND underage boy ... TMZ has learned.

The accuser -- who is now in his 30s -- has filed a lawsuit against Clash ... claiming the two met on a gay phone chat line back in 1993 ... when the accuser was 15 years old and Clash was 32.

Among the allegations, Singleton claims, "[Clash] trolled gay telephone chat line rooms to meet and have sex with underage boys."

In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in NYC, Singleton claims Clash "groomed [the accuser] to gain his trust by, among other things, taking him to nice dinners and giving him money."

Singleton claims while Clash was featured on "Sesame Street," he was "preying on teenage boys to satisfy his depraved sexual interests."

In the suit, Singleton claims ... although the sex occurred nearly 20 years ago, he didn't take action until now because ... he "did not become aware that he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash's sexual acts and conduct until 2012."

Singleton is demanding more than $5 million.

We broke the story, Clash struck a settlement with a previous accuser who initially claimed he had a sexual relationship with Kevin beginning when he was 16 years old. As part of the settlement, the accuser issued a statement recanting his claims.


yurasama_love 20th-Nov-2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
"did not become aware that he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash's sexual acts and conduct until 2012."

mynamehere07 20th-Nov-2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
Being abused affects your life in ways you might not even realize. Especially if it a child that is groomed to believe that the relationship is okay and consenting. Mackenzie Phillips is a good example of this, for years she believed that what her father did to her was okay and she was willing. When in fact, he was abusing her the whole time.
yurasama_love 20th-Nov-2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
I'm aware of that, but it seems really suspect since he pursued this after the first allegation.
Everything about this guy seems really sketchy now, because if he is/was child grooming that's really fucking serious.
frenchverbs 20th-Nov-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
ms_mmelissa 20th-Nov-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)

imnotasquirrel 20th-Nov-2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
i wonder if the ontders defending clash also think that mackenzie phillips is a liar. after all, she and told her family the allegations before and then called them up the next day and recanted. that's why her family accused her of lying when she went public.
mynamehere07 20th-Nov-2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
I'm not 100% sure, but I remember her saying that some of her family members didn't believe her and told her not to go public with it. At the time she came forward with it, she was still in denial and thought it was "love." Some of her family members still don't believe her.
starrika 20th-Nov-2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
To me, they seem like entirely different situations. I believe Mackenzie. This seems more like the Michael Jackson allegations than Mackenzie's. It's the context surrounding the recant/reclaim situation that influences whether I believe someone or not.
invitroblossoms 20th-Nov-2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
ms_mmelissa 20th-Nov-2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure and maybe ONTD lawyers can help me out here, but there might be a statute of limitations on some of this stuff so they sort of have to phrase it that way just to get the case heard.
kurtvonnegut 20th-Nov-2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
i don't believe new york has a statute of limitations for rape. they might for statutory rape which this might be.
yurasama_love 20th-Nov-2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
Oh I didn't think of that!
miss_almost 20th-Nov-2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
i was thinking this...or at least hes past the statute so there cant be any criminal charges but he can sue for personal damages like emotional distress.
lickety_split 21st-Nov-2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
The only charge that doesn't have a statute of limitations is murder.
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