I will never look at Elmo the same again. Well, I never really liked him anyway with that creepy Chester-like voice and all. So the recent allegations against Kevin Clash (voice of Elmo) do not surprise me.
The longtime voice of Elmo, has been sued by a man who claims that when he was a minor, Clash lured him to engage in crystal meth sex parties.
Sheldon Stephens says he was 16 when he met Clash at a networking function for actors. Soon after, he claims the two began a sexual relationship that progressed over a period of years.
Stephens claims he was taken to Clash’s New York home by chauffeured limo. While there, he alleges Clash smoked crystal meth during their sexual escapades. He says Clash also gave him poppers to intensify the experience.
And, Stephens says, the chauffeur was in on it! The driver allegedly masturbated while watching Clash and Stephens have sex.
Clash and Stephens had reached a settlement but Stephens disavowed it because it had a provision requiring him to say he was making the allegations up. The settlement money was never paid, and that’s why Stephens filed the lawsuit.
Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” after the allegations of Stephens and other young men surfaced.
Spotted on TMZ