Three sex suits against former Elmo voice Kevin Clash were thrown out of court on Monday (July 1) after the plaintiffs failed to meet filing deadlines in the case.
A Manhattan judge wrote in his decision, “The complaints in these cases were filed more than six years after the defendant”s conduct with each plaintiff ended.”
The three accusers all alleged that Mr. Clash lured the in to underage sexual relationships in 1996, 2003 and 2005.
Saying they did not know the “adverse psychological and emotional effects” of the encounters until last year, the plaintiffs claim they were not aware of the 6 year filing limit.