I have never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it, but felt it was a personal and private matter. I had a relationship with the accuser. It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to characterize it as something other than what it was. I am taking a break from Sesame Workshop to deal with this false and defamatory allegation. Sesame Street Workshop says it found the allegation against Kevin Clash "unsubstantiated," and granted him leave as he takes "actions to protect his reputation.
Kevin Clash accuser retracts statement he had underage gay sex with Elmo voice
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Clash, who's performed as beloved Elmo for 27 years, was granted a leave of absence from Sesame Street Monday after allegations that he engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with an underage boy. Later in the afternoon, Clash, 52, confirmed to E! News that he did have "a relationship with the [now year-old] accuser," but says it was not an illegal one. Clash also confirmed he is "a gay man" and has "never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it, but felt [my relationship with the accuser] was a personal and private matter. Sesame Workshop backs up Clash on one count, saying that after a "thorough investigation" they "found the allegation of underage conduct to be unsubstantiated. Forget Big Bird: five other Muppets we'd rather see get fired. Still, the family-oriented organization found that Clash "exercised poor judgment and violated company policy regarding Internet usage and he was disciplined.
Kevin Clash Voice Of Elmo Accused Of Statutory Rape
Kevin Clash has resigned as Elmo's puppeteer, in the wake of a widening sex scandal involving the longtime Sesame Street staple. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in New York charges Clash with sexual abuse of a second youth. The lawsuit alleges that Cecil Singleton, now a year-old college student, had a two-week relationship with Clash in , at age Singleton's lawyer, Jeff Herman, a Miami attorney specializing in abuse cases, says he's been contacted by two other potential victims and expects further legal action. Clash, 52, had been accused last week by a Pennsylvania man of having a sexual relationship when the man was
T ext and photo by Bruce Handy, Vanity Fair. Elmos in Times Square. The recent accusations of sexual abuse against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash have been tragic for all concerned, especially the alleged teenage victims.