Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Suit Targets Ex-Elmo Puppeteer

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Suit Targets Ex-Elmo Puppeteer

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A man from Florida has sued the former puppeteer for Sesame Street's Elmo who resigned amid sex allegations, saying the voice actor met him in New York after trolling gay phone chat lines seeking boys for sex. The lawsuit, seeking unspecified damages, was filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday by a man who remains anonymous. The man says he met Kevin Clash in 2000 when the man was 16 and exploring modeling opportunities in New York.

Quirky comedies are in the Spirit Two offbeat comedies dominated the 28th annual Film Independent Spirit Award nominations Tuesday. David O. Russell's quirky "Silver Linings Playbook," starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, and Wes Anderson's charming coming-of-age comedy "Moonrise Kingdom" each earned five Spirit Award nominations, including best feature, director and screenplay. It was the second nod of support this week for "Moonrise Kingdom," which was named best film Monday at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York. …

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