Second Man Accuses Elmo Voice Actor of Underage Sex, Says He Has a Thing for Teenage Boys10:36 pm - 11/22/2012
Just when you thought it was safe to tickle Elmo again, the erstwhile settled sex scandal roars back with a vengeance.
One day after Kevin Clash's initial accuser, "struggling model" Sheldon Stephens, retracted his recantation and asked to have his $125,000 settlement undone, a second accuser has stepped into the limelight to claim that he too had a sexual relationship with the voice actor while still a minor.
The unnamed man is suing Clash in federal court, claiming the two met in 1993 on a gay phone chat line. Now in his 30s, the accuser says he was 15 at the time, and Clash was 17 years his senior.
Per court documents, obtained by TMZ, the accuser alleges Clash "groomed [him] to gain his trust by, among other things, taking him to nice dinners and giving him money."
He goes on to claim that this was something of a hobby for Clash who regularly "trolled gay telephone chat line rooms to meet and have sex with underage boys."
As to why he hadn't previously come forward, the accuser says he just recently became aware of "adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash's sexual acts and conduct."
The lawsuit seeks over $5 million in damages.
Update being Clash has resigned.
No one posted this so I thought I'd share the new update
Source 2 Trigger Warning for semi detailed underage sex talk.