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Ex-Elmo voice Kevin Clash wants sex abuse lawsuits dismissed; Attorney Jeff Herman responds

By contacthermanlaw
March 04, 2013

Kevin Clash, the former voice of Elmo, filed a motion to have three sexual abuse lawsuits dismissed. Jeff Herman, the attorney who represents the three alleged victims, responds to the motion.

Jeff Herman's response:

I believe Clash’s motion to avoid liability on technical grounds will not be successful.  It should be noted his motion does not say the abuse did not happen, just that it is too late to file the complaints.  The law we are proceeding under recognizes the rights of victims to bring their lawsuits within six years from the time they connect their injuries to the abuse.  We are hopeful the Court will see it our way. However, by being able to bring their claims forth publicly, the victims are already further along in the healing process.