Clash said he was relieved to put the "painful allegation" to rest and "will not discuss it further. The alleged underage relationship was brought to the attention of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization that produces the beloved children's show, by the accuser, however, it was not made public until Monday. Clash, who is on voluntary leave from Sesame Workshop, issued a statement Monday denying he'd had an inappropriate relationship with his accuser. 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.
'Elmo' Accuser Recants Allegations of Underage Sex With Kevin Clash
Man who accused Elmo puppeteer of teen sex recants
This article is from the archive of our partner. The man who accused Kevin Clash, the beloved voice of Sesame Street 's Elmo, of having sex with him while he was still underage has gone back on his story. It's safe to like Elmo again! The New York Times ' Brian Stelter broke the news over Twitter: The accuser's lawyer sent out a statement saying "he wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship. His statement was long enough to fit in a single tweet. I will not discuss it further," he said in a statement.
Elmo Sex Scandal: Kevin Clash Faces Third Underage Sex Allegation
The male model who last week accused Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, of having sex with him while he was underage stands by his story, claims he was pressured into recanting it, and is now seeking legal advice on how to undo his settlement. Under the terms of the settlement, if Stephens is asked by anyone about his relationship with Clash, he must repeat only the following statement: 'He [Stephens] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship. Scandal on Sesame Street: Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash, 52, has resigned amid growing accusations that he slept with underage boys. Stephens reportedly cried during final negotiations with Clash's lawyer and repeatedly insisted he didn't want to sign.
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