Elmo Voice Actor Kevin Clash Accused of Sex with Underage Boy

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  • Elmo voice Kevin Clash, 52, has been accused by a 23-year-old man of having a sexual relationship with him seven years ago, when he was aged 16, TMZ reports.

    The puppeteer denies the allegations, but has decided to take a leave of absence from the hit PBS show until the matter is resolved. The accuser reportedly met with lawyers at Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind the TV program, and disclosed that he and Kevin began a sexual relationship seven years ago when he was underage.

    Although the voice actor admits he had a relationship with this person, he says it was only after the boy turned 18.

    “Kevin insists that these allegations are false and defamatory and he has taken actions to protect his reputation,” Sesame Workshop execs told TMZ. “We have granted him a leave of absence to do so.”

    The company also said they conducted a thorough investigation, but the evidence of an inappropriate sexual relationship was “unsubstantiated.” However, the accuser said the company tried to keep him quiet, so he lawyered up with Andreozzi and Associates — the same firm that represented one of the victims in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case.

    “I had a relationship with [the accuser],” Kevin told TMZ. “It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not.”
     

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    6 thoughts on “Elmo Voice Actor Kevin Clash Accused of Sex with Underage Boy

    1. I kinda agree with you pac4me. The age difference makes me question Mr. Clash’s state of mind. The accuser was still in his teens and in my opinion not at all mature enough to be im a relationship with someone more than twice his age. I don’t know of any 18 year olds who would be ready for something like this. It’s not looking good.

    2. Saw his story last year, he’s divorced w/a daughter. Not that he wasn’t always suspect but is there anybody who isn’t gay? Seems like it’s the norm nowadays.

    3. Saw his story last year, he’s divorced w/a daughter. Not that he wasn’t always suspect but is there anybody who isn’t gay? Seems like it’s the norm nowadays.

    4. Okay – so let’s say the accuser was 18 – - you would have been 45 – so why on God’s green earth would you have a consentual relationship or otherwise with a young boy who’s less than half your stupid age – - Please!!!!

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