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Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Faces Third Accuser

A third man has launched a lawsuit against Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street

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Disgraced Kevin Clash, who was the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, is facing more claims of underage sex, with a third man filing a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court today.

The New York Daily News reported the man, now aged 29, alleges Clash engaged in sexual activity with him in 2000 when he was 16.

The man's attorney, Jeff Herman, said the lawsuit is being filed as a "John Doe" because the accuser does not want his name made public.

Herman also represents alleged victim, Cecil Singleton, whose claims against Clash, 52, led him to resign from Sesame Street, the New York Post reported.

A spokeswoman for the puppeteer denied the latest allegations, stating: “Mr. Clash believes this lawsuit has no merit.”

But the accuser's attorney said he will detail the case at a press conference later today. He told the New York Daily News his client connected with Clash over the internet via a gay chat room. Clash used the pseudonym "Craig" and claimed to be only 30 years old.

After inviting the teenager to his apartment, the two engaged in "some sexual activity,” it is alleged.

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