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Kevin Clash - the former voice of Sesame Street character Elmo - could face a new lawsuit alleging an underage sexual relationship, it has been reported. Earlier this month, a 23-year-old man alleged that he had a relationship with Clash which began when he was 16 and the voice artist and puppeteer was 45. The age of consent in New York is 17. Clash, who is now 52 years old, has confirmed that he had a relationship with the man in question. However, he insisted it only began after the complainant reached the age of consent and said that he was "deeply saddened that [the accuser] is trying to make it into something it was not". The first man ultimately dropped his claim, but Clash stepped down from his job at Sesame Workshop on November 20, saying he had (more) »


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