Friday, June 20, 2014

Final Lawsuit Against Kevin Clash Dismissed!

We haven't really covered this much, but great news came out today as another lawsuit against Kevin Clash was dismissed.

From Reuters:

Sex abuse lawsuit against former Elmo puppeteer is dismissed

NEW YORK Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:47am EDT

Puppeteer Kevin Clash who is the voice of Sesame Street's ''Elmo,''
arrives for the International Emmys in New York November 19, 2007.

U.S.District Judge Christopher Conner in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, dismissed the lawsuit on Thursday, ruling it had not been filed within the statute of limitations in New York.The lawsuit was filed by a man who accused Clash, 53, of engaging in a sexual relationship during visits to New York that began in 2004, when the man was 16.
The lawsuit was filed last year.
A judge in New York previously dismissed three other lawsuits against Clash by men who accused him of sexually abusing them when they were under age. The New York judge also said the statute of limitations had run out.
Accusations against Clash led to his resignation in 2012 from the job he held for 28 years as the puppeteer who brought life to Elmo, the red, furry monster featured on the international children's television series.
Clash's attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Nate Raymond and Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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