Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash’s life just keeps getting better and better. If it wasn’t enough that 3 people came out claiming he had a sexual relationship with them when they were 16, now a 4th man has filed a lawsuit with the same accusation.
The plantiff, only identified as S.M. (S&M?), claims he met Clash in Miami Beach in late 1995 or early 1996. The two became friends and they stayed in contact when Clash returned to New York.
One day Clash called John Doe enticing him to visit promising him a plane ticket, cash, a place to crash and a promise of “being a ‘dad’ to him.”
When he goes to visit, next thing he knows, they’re engaging in sodomy and oral sex. John doe claims to have suffered “severe injuries, including but not limited to mental, personal and psychological trauma” that is “continuing and permanent.” John Doe is asking for at least $75,000 in damages. Apparently that’s how much underage sodomy is going for these days.
Jeff Herman, lawyer for John Doe and the rest of the accusers, says Clash “knowingly paid to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of satisfying his sexual interests.” Although in Clash’s defense, how else would he sodomize that kid if he didn’t fly him over? By telepathy?