Skip to comments.Voice of Elmo Denies Sex w/ Underage Boy Takes Leave of Absence from Sesame Street
Posted on 11/12/2012 1:18:12 AM PST by maggief
Kevin Clash -- the man known as the voice of Elmo -- has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street in the wake of allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy, TMZ has learned ... allegations Clash adamantly denies.
We've learned ... Sesame Workshop lawyers recently met with a 23-year-old man who claims he and Clash began a sexual relationship 7 years ago ... when he was 16 and Clash was 45.
Clash has acknowledged to TMZ he had a relationship with the young man -- but insists it only took place AFTER the accuser was an adult.
Sesame Workshop honchos tell TMZ ... "In June of this year, Sesame Workshop received a communication from a young man who alleged that he had a relationship with Kevin Clash beginning when he was 16-years-old. This was a personal relationship, unrelated to the workplace. We took the allegation very seriously and took immediate action."
Sesame Workshop officials acknowledge to TMZ they met with the accuser twice and had a number of other communications with him.
Sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell TMZ ... after the accuser's initial meeting with Sesame Street, the accuser felt Sesame Workshop's lawyers were trying to muzzle him ... so he lawyered up with Andreozzi and Associates -- the firm that represented one of the victims in the Jerry Sandusky child rape case.
(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...
Mr. Noodle died of AIDS.
Hope this is shown to be false but how? No way to disprove it.
Big Bird is next!
Clash meets with “make a wish” kids and seems like a nice guy from the documentary on him. Hope it’s untrue. His daughter is college age.
Yeah. Let’s keep funding these guys. Just in time for Christmas, “Perverted Elmo”
I don’t know if it is true or not that the accuser was underage at the time, but Clash admits there was a relationship.
FWIW, I’m reminded that Sandusky was very active in children’s charities.
Romney was right on government funding for Big Bird!
(and it’s no wonder the Dems are protecting this crowd)
When has anyone ever get caught engaging in underage sex and NOT deny it?
Oh yeah. Sesame street. We know all about these birds.
Yes, the Being Elmo documentary was very good. Oh well.
I told you.
Our tax dollars at work.
Thought about getting an Elmo doll for my niece. Pass on that.
Oh well, the American Girl dolls aren’t tainted by pervs???
I guess the dems are high fiving each other for having saved Elmo.
It was the influence of Evil Bert!
Wow...Elmo is a pedophile. Why am I not surprised?
Next, Cookie Monster is busted for armed robbery of a Mrs. Field’s shop
Do you suppose Elmo will get his own rallies for Dem candidates now, much like Sandra Fluke?
First General Petraeus, then Christopher E. Kubasik and now Elmo. What is it with this administration?
“Romney was right on government funding for Big Bird!”
Once parents find out about elmo, PBS will need the govt money to survive.
I had NO idea the voice of ELMO was a BLACK ADULT MALE until a few years ago....geesh.