Breaking News: A Manhattan Federal Judge Dismisses Cases Against Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash.
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A federal judge in Manhattan dismissed three sexual abuse lawsuits brought against former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash on Monday, saying the men had exceeded the six-year statute of limitations in filing their complaints.
Judge John Koeltl threw out the suits brought by Cecil Singleton, Kevin Kiadii and a third, unnamed accuser. Kevin Clash, 52, resigned from Sesame Street in November after 28 years portraying Elmo amid allegations he’d engaged in sexual relationships with underage boys.
Judge John Koeltl wrote the following in his decision,
“The complaints in these cases were filed more than six years after the defendant’s conduct with each plaintiff ended,”
Wow! So there are time limit statutes as it relates to sex abuse cases.
Moral of the story teach your kids to speak up. Justice could have been granted if these boys would have came forward a little earlier. Teach your kids how to speak up!
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Source via Black Enterprise.
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