The unidentified man who accused Kevin, the voice of Elmo, of an illegal relationship has withdrawn his claims, saying their relationship was consenting! Read on for all the details.
On Monday, Nov. 12, news broke that Kevin Clash, the 45-year-old man known as the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, was accused of having had an illegal sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Kevin denied the claims of the now-23-year-old man, saying that the relationship was always consenting and between two adults. His accuser has now recanted, backing up Kevin’s claims.
The unidentified accuser’s attorney released a statement to E! News, clarifying the reality of the relationship. “This office represented the 23-year-old man who was the subject of many media reports regarding Kevin Clash. He wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship. He will have no further comment on the matter.”
Kevin has issued is own statement to the outlet, as well, briefly saying, “I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further.”
Sesame Street Workshop issued comment on their website, saying that “we are pleased that this matter has been brought to a close, and we are happy that Kevin can move on from this unfortunate episode.”
On Nov. 12, Kevin admitted to being gay and having had a relationship with the accuser, but insisted it was consensual. He took a leave of absence from Sesame Street to handle the allegations.
Are you surprised that Kevin’s accuser has recanted, HollywoodLifers?
— Billy Nilles
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