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Judge dismisses last sex abuse lawsuit against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash

| Sunday, June 22, 2014
Kevin Clash
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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Sex abuse lawsuit dropped against former TV executive

| Thursday, June 5, 2014
David Neuman
HONOLULU -- A former aspiring actor and model withdrew his lawsuit alleging a former TV executive sexually abused him during trips to Hawaii in 1999. Attorneys for Michael Egan III filed papers Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu voluntarily dismissing the case against David Neuman.

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Judge sets hearing in sex abuse lawsuit against ‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer

| Thursday, May 22, 2014
Bryan Singer
HONOLULU -- A federal judge in Hawaii will consider whether to throw out a sex abuse lawsuit against "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer after his attorneys presented information that neither the filmmaker nor his accuser were in the state at the time.

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Appeals court upholds dismissal of sex abuse claims against Elmo puppeteer

| Friday, April 25, 2014
Kevin Clash
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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‘X-Men’ director calls sex abuse lawsuit a ‘sick twisted shakedown’

| Thursday, April 24, 2014
Bryan Singer
LOS ANGELES — The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film has denied allegations contained in a lawsuit that he raped an aspiring actor and model in 1999 and called the claims a shakedown.

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Bryan Singer accuser sues three more entertainment figures for sexual abuse

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Plaintiff Michael Egan III (right) and his mother Bonnie Mound take questions from the media during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014. Egan, who previously accused “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen, sued former TV programming executive Garth Ancier in Hawaii Monday accusing him of abuse in 1999 when Egan was 17. Egan also sued two other men in separate federal court lawsuits in Hawaii Monday, claiming they also abused him on trips there.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen has sued three more entertainment industry figures, claiming they also molested him.

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Man details abuse claims against ‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer

| Saturday, April 19, 2014
Michael Egan
LOS ANGELES -- A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer says he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued.

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‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

| Thursday, April 17, 2014
Bryan Singer
HONOLULU -- A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.

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Anti-gay Catholic bishop steps aside under allegations of sexual abuse

| Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Archbishop John Nienstedt
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt, who in 2010 advised a parishioner to reject her gay son or suffer eternal damnation, has stepped down from public ministry due to allegations that he inappropriately touched a young boy on the buttocks during a photo session a year earlier.

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‘Former lesbian’ Anne Paulk: Majority of lesbians were sexually abused

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, May 30, 2013
Last month, ex-gay poster boy John Paulk announced that he was renouncing the ex-gay movement and ending his twenty-year marriage to his ex-gay wife, Anne. While John has now finally acknowledged that ex-gay conversion therapy doesn’t work and is in fact extremely harmful, his now ex-wife Anne is still a supporter of the dangerous pseudo-science.

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