Fourth Elmo Accuser Emerges

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 31:  Puppeteer Kevin Clash speaks during the 'Independent Lens - Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' panel during the PBS portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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    Those Tickle Me Elmo toys just seem dirty now. A fourth man has accused former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of sexual abuse, filing a lawsuit Monday in Miami. Under the name John Doe, the accuser claims Clash befriended him in the mid-1990s, when Doe was 16 or 17, and that Clash paid for him to fly from Miami to New York “for the purpose of satisfying his sexual interests.” The lawyer of the latest accuser also represents Clash’s second accuser, Cecil Singleton, and his third accuser, another “John Doe.” Clash’s reps have not commented on this latest sexual harassment suit. Though Clash resigned from Sesame Street roughly a month ago, his voice will still stick around for another two years, as he has already taped episodes to air through 2014.

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