Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Sued for a Fifth Time
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

kevin clash smiling holding elmoFormer voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo, Kevin Clash, is being hit with yet another lawsuit. A fifth male is accusing Clash of sexual impropriety when he was underage.

Kevin Kiadii, a 25-year-old makeup artist, says he and Clash had a sexual relationship when he was 16. Clash’s fetish was to act as a “father figure” to the then boy, according to Kiadii. He told reporters that Clash knew he was a minor and said that he was 28 when he was actually 43.

Kaidii says he and Clash met on a chatline in 2004, and according to his attorney, he was “a young boy exploring his sexuality not looking for sex but for friends and understanding on gay chat lines.”

Kaidii says the lawsuit is not about the money but having his story heard.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.


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