Kevin, the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo, is accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage boy who was 16 at the time, when he was 45. Kevin adamantly denies the allegations.
Kevin Clash, better known as the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, is accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy when he was 45. Even though he denies the allegations, Kevin has taken a leave of absence from the hit PBS show.
The accuser, who is now 23, 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, TMZ is reporting.
Kevin Clash Responds to Allegations of Sexual Relationship with Minor
Although the voice actor admits he had a relationship with this person, he insists it was only after the boy was 18 years old.
“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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