The man who claimed that the voice and puppeteer behind beloved “Sesame Street” character Elmo has recanted his story. The unidentified man said that Kevin Clash and he had a sexual relationship when he was only 16-years-old and the puppeteer was 45. Now, he is taking back his claims of any impropriety within their relationship.
Since his story came out, Kevin Clash has denied any wrongdoing. He said that he and his accuser did, in fact, share a sexual relationship, but said that his accuser was of the legal age. The accuser’s attorneys at Andreozzi & Associates issued a statement, saying, “He wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.”
Kevin has issued his own statement, saying, “I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further.”