In Defense of Negligence

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In Defense of Negligence

By | Feb. 2013
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In Defense of Negligence
Crystal J. Bolden
Professor Nekia S. Hackworth
Elmo Puppeteer Sued over Sexual Allegations
November 28, 2012

Relevant Facts in the case of Kevin Clash1
According to New York Daily News, November 2012 the voice behind the little red furry friend Elmo from “Sesame Street” is being sued by three different accusers for inappropriate sexual conduct towards under aged kids. The first accuser came fourth stating that he had sexual relations with Kevin Clash seven years ago when he was only 16 years of age, shortly after that another male by the name of Cecil Singleton has stepped forward stating he had phone sex with Kevin Clash in 1993 when he was only 15 years of age. The Baltimore Sun, November 2012, reports that a third victim has come forward stating that he too has had sexual rela- tions with Kevin Clash the voice of Elmo while under aged. The most recent accuser wishes to remain anonymous is being identified as “D.O.” states he spoke with Clash on a gay telephone chat line and several days later met up with the defendant in a New York apartment, where he was served alcoholic beverages and then seduce by Clash in a room full of stuffed puppets. The Baltimore Sun states that this is the third allegation in a two week time period. The third accuser stated he only came forward in hopes of supporting the first two accusers statements who were being challenged. Based on a recent statement made by Michael Berger who is the attorney of Kevin Clash the latest allegation is being denied and Clash’s reputation will strongly be defended. According to the Baltimore Sun the third accuser who they call D.O lived in Florida and had made several visits to Clash’s apartment as an adult during the years of 2003 and 2004. Clash’s attorney states that “the suit, which charges that Clash “trolled gay telephone chat line rooms to meet and have sex with under aged boys, seeks unspecified damages.” According to ABC...