Clash shared trophies for outstanding pre-school children’s series and directing in a children’s series with a “Sesame Street” team. One might try to argue that it’s unfair to punish the other puppeteers for Clash’s behavior, but the Emmy voters singled him out for glory and honor. Clash in facing three lawsuits that accuse him of luring underage boys into sexual relationships (through Internet chat rooms), plying them with money, gifts and even drugs and alcohol. AP did not make room for the recent New York Post report that earlier in the month, Clash’s lawyer “urged a judge to toss the suits, claiming they’re barred by a statute of limitations that gave the plaintiffs three years to file once they turned 18 — a deadline they all failed to meet.” How would the anti-Catholic lobby in the media deal with that kind of move to protect a sex abuser?
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