Voice of Elmo denies having sexual relationship with 16-year-old boy11/12/2012
Well, this ruins the phrase "Tickle Me Elmo." Kevin Clash, the voice of the familiar furry "Sesame Street" puppet, has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a teen boy. The accuser, now 23, contacted Sesame Workshop's attorneys claiming that he and Clash had a relationship that began when he was 16 and Clash was 45. Clash confirmed being involved with the man but asserts that it didn't begin until the accuser was of age. "[The relationship] was between two consenting adults," he said. "I am … saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not." Clash calls the allegations "false and defamatory," but he has taken a leave of absence from "Sesame Street." [Source]
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