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  • So, the guy is an attention whore. Seems this guy needs a public shaming, like, during prime time and on every channel. Yes, even HGTV and QVC. USE *ALL* THE CHANNELS!!!

    People like this trivialize those who suffer *real* abuse.
     
  • Although I don't think this article mentions it (I only scanned the article), I have heard that the lawyers from both parties met shortly before this announcement and may have agreed upon a six-figure settlement. If that is true, I find it hard to believe this accuser was ever being truthful to begin with. If I felt I had been wronged enough to seek justice through the courts, it would take an incredible amount of money for me to change course in that decision.

    This sounds like it may have been a case of extortion via litigation.
     
  • Watch "Being Elmo", and try telling me with a straight face that Kevin Clash is anything but a huge nerd that obviously loves what he does. The guy is a borderline aspergers puppet savant. That somebody would take advantage of that is shameful.
     
  • NowhereMon: Watch "Being Elmo", and try telling me with a straight face that Kevin Clash is anything but a huge nerd that obviously loves what he does. The guy is a borderline aspergers puppet savant. That somebody would take advantage of that is shameful.


    Aspergers? He always seemed very outgoing to me in most of his interviews. I guess you mean his obsession with his trade?
     
  • No one tell, david_gaithersburg. It seemed highly important to him that Clash be a "gay pedo".
     
  • Cythraul: Although I don't think this article mentions it (I only scanned the article), I have heard that the lawyers from both parties met shortly before this announcement and may have agreed upon a six-figure settlement. If that is true, I find it hard to believe this accuser was ever being truthful to begin with. If I felt I had been wronged enough to seek justice through the courts, it would take an incredible amount of money for me to change course in that decision.

    This sounds like it may have been a case of extortion via litigation.


    Except that the accused wouldn't have paid, since paying hush money is a tacit admission of guilt.
     
  • vpb: Cythraul: Although I don't think this article mentions it (I only scanned the article), I have heard that the lawyers from both parties met shortly before this announcement and may have agreed upon a six-figure settlement. If that is true, I find it hard to believe this accuser was ever being truthful to begin with. If I felt I had been wronged enough to seek justice through the courts, it would take an incredible amount of money for me to change course in that decision.

    This sounds like it may have been a case of extortion via litigation.

    Except that the accused wouldn't have paid, since paying hush money is a tacit admission of guilt.


    Or a really smart movie for someone whose future earning would be destroyed by a long sex abuse trial even if they are found not guilty.
     
  • 1. Black guy
    2. Entertainer
    3. Socially inept
    4. Profoundly gifted at his craft
    5. Outwardly ambiguous sexuality
    6. Extorted for money by lurid accusation which has since been recanted

    Anyone else following me here?
     
  • Good. However:

    "I am a gay man," Clash said in a statement issued Monday. "I have never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it, but felt it was a personal and private matter.

    Oh? "Never," you say?

    In an interview previously posted on the website of NYC Dads, an initiative of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he spoke about how he worked to spend time with his daughter, who lives with his ex-wife outside Baltimore.

    *snerk*

    Sorry. I know the over 40s had a rougher time of it than the younger folks, and many stayed closeted longer. But it still makes my ears perk up. Especially when they say things like that.
     
  • moral of the story is if you are Elmo, don't have a gay relationship with a teenager... Actually, probably good words of wisdom for us all.
     
  • Flakeloaf: 1. Black guy
    2. Entertainer
    3. Socially inept
    4. Profoundly gifted at his craft
    5. Outwardly ambiguous sexuality
    6. Extorted for money by lurid accusation which has since been recanted

    Anyone else following me here?


    Not really.
     
  • Diogenes: No one tell, david_gaithersburg. It seemed highly important to him that Clash be a "gay pedo".


    Don't forget being blah. He's a blah gay pedo, the worst kind.
     
  • Er... ok so he's not at all socially inept. Nobody who can relate to kids the way he does can be accused of that. But the rest of it fits dangit!
     
  • Cythraul: Flakeloaf: 1. Black guy
    2. Entertainer
    3. Socially inept
    4. Profoundly gifted at his craft
    5. Outwardly ambiguous sexuality
    6. Extorted for money by lurid accusation which has since been recanted

    Anyone else following me here?

    Not really.


    Hint: Jordan Chandler.
     
  • Flakeloaf: 1. Black guy
    2. Entertainer
    3. Socially inept
    4. Profoundly gifted at his craft
    5. Outwardly ambiguous sexuality
    6. Extorted for money by lurid accusation which has since been recanted

    Anyone else following me here?


    Call me when Kevin does something like this.
     
  • As I suspected. Shake-downs aren't for amateurs.
     
  • I wonder how much it cost
     
  • NExD: moral of the story is if you are Elmo, don't have a gay relationship with a teenager... Actually, probably good words of wisdom for us all.


    Eighteen and nineteen year old people are teenagers and the age of consent in some states is sixteen. I can remember when it was fourteen in Georgia. Making a fool of yourself with someone who is legal, but too young for you is a different thing from going Sandusky.
     
  • Diogenes: No one tell, david_gaithersburg. It seemed highly important to him that Clash be a "gay pedo".


    Are you still screaming that having sex with children isn't rape?
     
  • Much like every complaint I expect to hear from my girlfriend's parents when they arrive today for their semi-annual whine-fest, this is a repeat.
     
  • I think people who charge people with rape and then recant their stories should be legitimately raped.

    Then sued for slander, making false statements, fraud, harassment, and anything else we can make stick.

    Ruin the motherfarkers life.

    We were finally getting to the point in our country that we take rape allegations seriously when it's a man who's molested and this motherfarking republican micropenis goes and ruins it for everyone.
     
  • Shadowtag: Much like every complaint I expect to hear from my girlfriend's parents when they arrive today for their semi-annual whine-fest, this is a repeat.


    No, this is a followup. There is even a tag that indicates a followup story. Followups provide new information not covered in the previous article posted to Fark, new information like "the accuser has recanted the story".
     
  • david_gaithersburg: Diogenes: No one tell, david_gaithersburg. It seemed highly important to him that Clash be a "gay pedo".

    Are you still screaming that having sex with children isn't rape?


    Sex with children is rape. Sex between consenting adults, as was evidently the case here, is not rape.
     
  • Flakeloaf: 1. Black guy
    2. Entertainer
    3. Socially inept
    4. Profoundly gifted at his craft
    5. Outwardly ambiguous sexuality
    6. Extorted for money by lurid accusation which has since been recanted

    Anyone else following me here?


    SHAMONE!
     
  • dv-ous: Sorry. I know the over 40s had a rougher time of it than the younger folks, and many stayed closeted longer. But it still makes my ears perk up. Especially when they say things like that.



    Not inconsistent if it simply took him a while to realize that men interested him far more than women.
     
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