Saturday, April 25, 2015

Elmo exonerated in sexual misconduct accusation

The man who accused Kevin Clash of sexual misconduct has recanted his statements.

Elmo exonerated in sexual misconduct accusation

The man who accused Kevin Clash, the voice behind “Sesame Street’s” Elmo, of having a sexual relationship with him when he was only 16 has recanted. According to the statement from his law firm, Andreozzi & Associates, the accuser "wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship." The statement did not include an apology to Clash, according the New York Times' Brian Stelter. The accuser remains anonymous.

Clash took a leave of absence from “Sesame Street” after allegations surfaced that he had a sexual relationship with his unnamed accuser. Clash admitted to a relationship, but said nothing sexual took place until after his accuser turned 18.

“I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further,” Clash released in a statement.

We are too, Kevin.

H/T The New York Times

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