Graphic Email From 'Elmo' to Accuser Leaked

'I'm sorry I keep talking about sex,' Kevin Clash wrote

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 13, 2012 10:08 AM CST

(Newser) – Much as you might wish it would go away, the Sesame Street sex scandal goes on: Now TMZ has an email from Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash to his accuser, who claims he had a sexual relationship with Clash when he was just 16 and Clash was 45. But the email is from 2010, "well after the accuser turned 18," TMZ notes. The more damning part is that Clash allegedly sent the email from his Sesame Street account.

In it, Clash writes, "I'm sorry that I keep talking about sex with you, its driving me insane. I want you to know that I love you and I will never hurt you. I'm here to protect you and make sure your dreams come true." He also mentions booking a ticket for the accuser to come to New York to "talk about this in person." Clash is currently on leave from his Sesame Street gig.

In this May 17, 2010 file photo, Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash attends the 69th Annual George Foster Peabody Awards in New York.
In this May 17, 2010 file photo, Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash attends the 69th Annual George Foster Peabody Awards in New York.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
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