A third accuser has come forward in the Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash underage sex scandal. The accuser, currently listed as “John Doe,” claims he participated in sexual acts in with Clash at the age of 16. He is now 29.
The accuser will file suit against Clash tomorrow in Manhattan Federal Court. His lawyer, Jeff Herman, revealed that “John Doe” started writing a book in 2009 about his interactions with Kevin and excerpts will be read at tomorrow’s conference.
The lawsuit claims Herman’s client met Clash on a gay chat line in 2000 before engaging in sexual activity at the Elmo actor’s apartment. “John Doe” said he realized who Clash was when “he saw Elmo dolls, an Emmy award and photographs of Elmo with movie stars.”
A representative for Clash told The New York Daily News, “Mr. Clash believes this lawsuit has no merit.”