The man who claims Elmo voice actor Kevin Clash sexually abused him as a 15-year-old says he”s “happy” and “relieved” Clash called it quits on “Sesame Street” — because the scandal could have wreaked even more havoc on the kids” TV show.
The accuser Cecil Singleton — who”s now 24 — was out in NYC with his lawyer today when he reacted to the news … that Clash resigned in the immediate wake of Singleton”s lawsuit.
Singleton is suing Clash for more than $5 million, claiming Clash preyed on him as a child “to satisfy his depraved sexual interests.”
Singleton also says Clash desperately tried to conceal his connection to “Sesame Street” during their courtship in 2003 — claiming, “It was essential to him that I not find out who he actually was.”
Singleton says he was motivated to file his lawsuit by Clash”s first accuser Sheldon Stephens.
And there”s this — Singleton”s lawyer says he won”t be surprised if more men come forward, claiming he”s already spoken to men with similar stories as Cecil and Sheldon.