Court tosses sex abuse cases against voice of Elmo

WASHINGTON – An appeals court has dismissed several lawsuits filed against the voice behind beloved “Sesame Street” character Elmo.

According to Hollywood Reporter, a U.S. Court of Appeals upheld an earlier ruling that the statute of limitations had run out and that the suits should be dismissed.

Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” two years ago after he was accused by several men of sexually abusing them when they were minors. The men argued that they didn’t realize the psychological affects of the abuse until 2012 and that the suits should be allowed to proceed.

State law says such lawsuits should be filed within six months of the abuse or by the time victims turn 24.

Clash has denied any wrongdoing and says that all relationships have been between consenting adults.

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