Former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash is trying to get all three of the lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct by him dismissed, citing statutes of limitations.
He stands accused of inappropriate sexual relations with boys under the age of 18; Clash previously denied all of the allegations against him.
Clash attorney Michael Berger wrote in a brief Friday:
"There are two applicable types of statutes of limitations, a six-year one based on when the right of action has accrued, and a three-year one based on when the alleged victim turned 18 and was therefore no longer under the disability of being a minor."
According to Clash's camp, both have lapsed.