NEW YORK (AP) — The puppeteer who was the voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street" is being sued for the fifth time — accused of sexually abusing an underage youth.
According to a federal lawsuit filed in New York Tuesday, Kevin Kiadii (keeh-EH'-deeh), now 25, says he was 16 when he met Kevin Clash during an online chat,
Kiadii's attorney, Jeff Herman, says Clash sent a limousine to pick up the teen in Brooklyn and bring him to his Manhattan apartment for sex.
The attorney acknowledges his clients were compliant, but says the 52-year-old entertainer took advantage of young men by playing father to them.
Clash resigned from "Sesame Street" in November.
His lawyer, Michael Berger, did not immediately respond to a call for comment.
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