Kevin Clash has been hit with another lawsuit from a 29-year-old man who claims the former voice of Elmo sexually abused him when he was 16 years old and living in Florida. John Doe says he went on a gay chat line to meet friends and was contacted by Kevin. He alleges Kevin said his name was Craig and he was 30 years old but he was really 40 at the time. John claims they spoke on the phone for a couple days and he was then invited to Kevin’s apartment in New York.
According to the press release from John’s lawyer:
“In his apartment, Kevin allegedly gave John alcohol and groomed him. They then engaged in sexual contact, including oral sex and digital penetration of John’s anus. This was John’s first sexual experience of this type.”
John says they kept in touch over the next year and when John graduated high school, he moved to New York City to pursue modelling opportunities. It was then he and Kevin engaged in a sexual relationship after he had turned 18 years old.
John says he wrote a manuscript in 2009 and his attorney is set to release excerpts that details the sexual encounter of John Doe and the character, “Mr. Tickles.”