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

  • Iowa farmer next in line on ‘Bachelor’
    ABC has chosen its next “Bachelor.” Chris Soules, who came in third last season on “The Bachelorette,” will look for love among 25 women vying for his heart.
  • Super comic nets record $3.2 million
    A rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman’s comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million.
  • Katy Perry channels Britney Spears at MTV VMAs
    Katy Perry and Riff Raff took it back to 2001 Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in matching denim, while Amber Rose channeled Rose McGowen circa 1998 in barely there silver with cascading chains at Sunday’s MTV Video Music
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