The accuser, Cecil Singleton, is now
30 but claims they met back in 1993 on a gay phone chat line when he was 15 and Clash was 32. Says Singleton, “[Clash] trolled gay telephone chat line rooms to meet and have sex with underage boys.” He added Clash “groomed [Singleton] to gain his trust by, among other things, taking him to nice dinners and giving him money.” Singleton accuses Clash of “preying on teenage boys to satisfy his depraved sexual interests.”
Wait, did he string them up in a sex swing or something? And why did Singleton wait until 20 years later to file a lawsuit? Did it have anything to do with the payout he heard the other guy got? No, it’s because he “did not become aware that he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash’s sexual acts and conduct until 2012.” Oh, of course! Singleton is asking for $5 million.
Yea, so this is all about the money. Remember when you were 15? Imagine a 30-something woman you found attractive took you out to dinner and let you have sex with her. You’d pretty much feel like you hit the jackpot. This sounds a lot like that. And let’s not forget Singleton was also trolling gay sex chat lines so it’s not like he was a choir boy who had the innocence raped out of him.
Regardless, with all that’s happening, Sesame Street felt it was becoming a distraction and had Kevin Clash resign. They explained in a statement, “Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street.”
Update: Cecil’s lawyers made a typo. Cecil is 24 and this happened in 2003 not 1993.