The sex abuse case against Kevin Clash the puppeteer who helped bring Elmo to life has been thrown out of court.
Judge John Koeltl dismissed suits brought on by 3 boys because the complaints were filed more than six years after Clash’s alleged interaction with each of the males ended.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the men claimed they only recently realized the damage resulting from their relationships with Clash; even so, Koeltl wrote in his decision, “they were aware of the defendant’s conduct towards them and could have brought claims.”
Clash left his 28-year position as the voice of Elmo in November, amid allegations of his having had inappropriate and/or illegal sexual relationships with at least one underage male.
source TV Line