Recently we posted Kevin Clash (Elmo from Sesame Street) had someone who accused him of sexual abuse with an underage. Well…This sounds like a ‘Never land’ story once more… Now, Cecil Singleton, another former young boy assures he was also abused by Clash!
Cecil who’s in his 30’s started a formal accusation against Clash. He states they met over a gay phone chat line back in ‘93. Singleton was 15 then and Clash was 32.
This is what Singleton mentioned about this case:
[Clash] trolled gay telephone chat line rooms to meet and have sex with underage boys.
He 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.
In federal court in NYC, Singleton assures Clash groomed him to gain his trust by, among other things, taking him to nice dinners and giving him money.
Cecil says that even though the abuse took place 20 years ago, he didn’t do anything about it until now because he didn’t know he suffered psychologically and emotionally due to Clash’s sexual acts and conduct but realized this on this year.
Singleton is demanding more than $5 million.
You can see him on myspace by clicking here.
The puppeteer after this, announced he resigns from Sesame Workshop.
He cites as the reason for his departure:
With a very heavy heart. Personal matters [that] have diverted attention away from the important work Sesame Street is doing.
Sesame Workshop states that his personal life has become a distraction that none of them want.
Clash already settled some agreement with a previous man (Sheldon Stephens) who also claims had intercourse with him when he was 16.
Who knows how many others will soon appear and claim they were Clash’s former lovers too…
Find out more about Cecil here.