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Coffee Talk: Three Kevin Clash Abuse Cases Dismissed

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Kevin Clash’s Sex Scandal
Elmo and puppeteer Kevin Clash
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• A New York judge dismissed three child sex abuse cases against famed puppeteer Kevin Clash. The judge ruled that the cases were not within the statue of limitations. All of the alleged victims filed their claims past the six-year mark from which the crime allegedly occurred. "Kevin is pleased by the judge's decision," said Clash's attorney Michael G. Berger. "As we have maintained all along, our goal has been to put these spurious claims behind him, so that Kevin can go about the business of re-claiming his personal and his professional standing…" There is one court case still pending against Clash and another case was dropped in April. [NBC]

• Jermaine Jackson thinks his niece Paris Jackson has a problem with authority. TMZ caught up with Jermaine who said, "[Paris] has to learn there are certain guidelines when you grow up being a teenager. There are rules." He goes on to say that perhaps her guardians are to blame for her most recent cutting incident that landed her in the hospital. "I just think that… things could have been enforced a little stronger," said Jermaine. [TMZ]

• Tracy Morgan and fiancée Megan Wollover welcomed their first child together on Tuesday. The happy couple named their daughter Maven Sonae, who came in weighting 7 lbs., 3 oz. and measured 19.59 inches long. "Mother and child are doing fine," said Morgan. "Love to all my fans and thank you for your support. We hope to see you soon." [People]

• New parents Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have reportedly rejected a $3 million deal to reveal baby pics of their new daughter, North West. Page Sixx reports the couple was offered the hefty sum by an Australian magazine. Sources say the couple is very protective over their daughter. West reportedly doesn't want North to appear on reality TV. [NY Post]

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