KERMIT THE FROG, the lovable green hero of TV's The Muppets, has been a family favorite for years.
But in claims likely to stun fans, the star has been accused of 'exposing his penis' to children.
Bobby-Lee Broke, an unemployed father of two from Detroit, claims he saw Kermit interfering with himself during a children's book signing.
However Frank Oz, Kermit's pal and long-term business partner, said Broke must have been mistaken.
In a statement Oz said: "My kids loved playing with Kermit and although, I admit, he never wore any clothes, I never thought my kids were in any danger."
Bobby-Lee however is standing by his claims. The jobless truck driver who, claimed two weeks ago that Michael Jackson tried to run him over, said: "I know what I saw. Kermit's popcorns were all over the place. People need to know that this guy is dangerous."
Such is Bobby-Lee's distress that he has launched a $112M lawsuit against the star. He denied however he was doing it for the money.
"Give me a break here" stormed Broke "Why would I tell lies to win a whole heap of easy money when I can wait and receive welfare from the government? It just doesn't add up."
Kermit himself was unavailable for comment but is said to be deeply distressed by the allegations.
His former wife Miss Piggy, who received $67M in a bitter divorce settlement, told a friend: "This'll cook the old frog's bacon."