kevin clash

*Kevin Clash, the puppeteer and voice of Elmo on “Sesame Street,” is being sued for the fifth time, accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy, reports AP.

In a federal lawsuit filed in New York on Tuesday, 25-year-old Kevin Kiadii says he was 16 when he met Clash during an online chat. Kiadii’s attorney Jeff Herman says Clash sent a limo to pick up the teen in Brooklyn and take him to his Manhattan apartment for sex.

Herman represents four other people who filed similar lawsuits. He acknowledges his clients were compliant but says the 52-year-old puppeteer took advantage of them by playing father to them.

Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” in November. He has denied any wrongdoing. The latest lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.