The newest accuser, who is now 29 years old and filed the lawsuit under the name "John Doe," says that he was 16 years old when he met Clash on a gay chat line in 2000. The accuser's lawyer, Jeff Herman, alleges they spoke for a couple of days before meeting at Clash's apartment and engaging in some "sexual contact." The lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages.
While a spokeswoman for Clash says that the puppeteer "believes this lawsuit has no merit," Herman says that John Doe started writing a book in 2009 detailing his experience with Kevin Clash and he will have pages from the book at a press conference Tuesday.
Watch the trailer for "Being Elmo," the documentary about Clash, below: