Voice of Elmo denies ‘underage relationship’ with teen…

Kevin Clash the voice of Elmo, is denying that he had a  relationship with and underage male. 

In June, the workshop heard from a 23-year-old man who claimed that he had “a relationship” with Clash beginning when he was 16 years old, the workshop said in a written statement.

The statement did not use the word “sexual.”

Kevin Clash has issued a statement saying,”I am a gay man. 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 had this to say:

“We took the allegation very seriously and took immediate action. We met with the accuser twice and had repeated communications with him. We met with Kevin, who denied the accusation. We also conducted a thorough investigation and found the allegation of underage conduct to be unsubstantiated. Although this was a personal relationship unrelated to the workplace, our investigation did reveal that Kevin exercised poor judgment and violated company policy regarding internet usage and he was disciplined,” the Sesame Street Workshop statement said.

Update: Accuser has recanted his story…

via Voice of Elmo on leave after denying ‘underage conduct’ with teen – This Just In – CNN.com Blogs.

  1. Darkhog
    Darkhog11-12-2012

    Funny how when everyone found out Elmo, was a man, and gay, how things went terribly wrong for America’s lovable character. Sometimes It’s best to keep your life in private, when your a professional person.

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