You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Entertainment

  • Screen Charts
    Redbox The top 10 DVD rentals at kiosks from July 14 to 20: 1. “The LEGO Movie” 2.
  • Pride festival expecting to see growth with march, music
    The debates and drawbacks opposing the federal ruling to legalize same-sex marriage last month won’t rain on this weekend’s 18th annual Fort Wayne Pride festival.
  • Good time, upbeat musical
    The French Riviera, with its picture-perfect Mediterranean coastline, makes for a beautiful (not to mention expensive) vacation destination. Luckily, the Civic Theater's production of ̶ ...
Advertisement
People in the news

Abuse suits against ‘Elmo’ actor tossed

– A judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed the last of five sex-abuse lawsuits filed against the Emmy-winning puppeteer who voiced the “Sesame Street” character Elmo.

The ruling doesn’t weigh the merits of Sheldon Stephens’ claims against actor Kevin Clash. It says he filed suit too late.

The 25-year-old Stephens has publicly accused Clash of luring him into a sexual relationship when he was underage.

U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner says Stephens failed to sue by age 19 under laws in New York, where their meetings took place.

The 53-year-old Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” amid the accusations. Defense lawyer Michael Berger says he can now move on with his life.

Stephens’ lawyer, Jeff Herman, says Thursday’s ruling shows that abuse victims in New York need more time to file suit.

– Associated Press

Advertisement