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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:20 PM

'Elmo' puppeteer - second man files lawsuit over new underage sex allegations

'Elmo' puppeteer Kevin Clash resigns as second man files lawsuit over new underage sex allegations

There’s a vacancy on Sesame Street.

Puppeteer Kevin Clash, the longtime voice of “Elmo,” resigned Tuesday after a $5 million lawsuit labeled him a pedophile who trolled telephone chat rooms in a hunt for underage lovers.

The lawsuit was filed by a second man claiming that he was just a teenager when he had a sexual relationship with the award-winning voice of the beloved kids’ character.

Clash, 52, “was an unmarried adult male living a prominent public life centered around the entertainment of toddlers, while at the same time he was, in secret, preying on teenage boys to satisfy his depraved sexual interests,” the Manhattan lawsuit charged.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/elmo-resigns-new-accusations-article-1.1205034#ixzz2CmwDjYDD

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