Accuser of Elmo Puppeteer Recants

Their relationship was adult and consensual, he says

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 13, 2012 6:19 PM CST

(Newser) – The Elmo sex scandal is no more. The man who said he had a sexual relationship with puppeteer Kevin Clash while still a minor has recanted, reports the New York Times. "He wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship," says the unidentified man's lawyers. "He will have no further comment on the matter." Clash, for his part, issued a statement saying he was "relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further.”

Clash remains on leave from Sesame Street Workshop, which investigated the allegations and found they had no merit. The workshop did discipline Clash for showing "poor judgment" on company email in his communication with the accuser, reports ABC News. TMZ first published the story.

This Jan. 24, 2011, photo shows Sesame Street muppet Elmo and puppeteer Kevin Clash.
This Jan. 24, 2011, photo shows "Sesame Street" muppet Elmo and puppeteer Kevin Clash.   (AP Photo/Victoria Will, file)
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