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Judge dismisses last sex abuse lawsuit against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash

Sunday, June 22, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA -- A judge in Pennsylvania dismissed the last of five sex-abuse lawsuits filed against the Emmy-winning puppeteer who voiced the "Sesame Street" character Elmo. The ruling did not weigh the merits of the claims but said 25-year-old accuser Sheldon Stephens filed suit too late against actor Kevin Clash. [...]

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Appeals court upholds dismissal of sex abuse claims against Elmo puppeteer

Friday, April 25, 2014
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NEW YORK -- A federal appeals court has upheld a 2013 district court ruling, clearing former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash in three lawsuits brought by men who said he sexually abused them when they were underage. [...]

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Judge tosses three N.Y. lawsuits against ex-Elmo puppeteer

Monday, July 1, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Three lawsuits brought by men who said former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash sexually abused them when they were underage were tossed out by a federal judge who said in a decision published Monday that the men waited too long to sue. [...]

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Bert & Ernie celebrate Supreme Court rulings on New Yorker magazine cover

Saturday, June 29, 2013
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The upcoming issue of The New Yorker gives a nod to this week's U.S. Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality, with an unlikely pair gracing its cover -- Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie. [...]

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Third accuser claims he was underage when he had sex with Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash

Monday, November 26, 2012
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NEW YORK -- A third man has come forward alleging he had engaged in sexual activity when he was only 16-years-old, with former "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash. [...]

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Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigns amid second accusation of sexual conduct with minor

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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Longtime "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned Tuesday afternoon from the Sesame Workshop after a lawsuit was filed in New York District Court by 24-year-old college student claiming that he engaged in a sexual relationship with Clash over a two-week period while he was underage. [...]

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Accuser retracts claim he had underage sex with Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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The man who accused "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash of having a sexual encounter with him when he was 16, has retracted his statements. [...]

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Sesame Street’s ‘voice of Elmo’ accused of sexual relationship with minor

Monday, November 12, 2012
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Kevin Clash -- the openly gay actor who voices Sesame Street's Muppet character Elmo -- has taken a leave of absence to fight accusations that he had a sexual relationship with an underage male. [...]

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