Monday, November 12, 2012

Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash takes leave from 'Sesame Street,' denies sexual allegations

Well we might just go ahead and admit it, our childhood is ruined as more news and information is coming out about Elmo or the guy who controls Elmo, being rumored to having a sexual relations with a 16 year old boy

Appearantly in June a 23 year old man contacted Sesame Street workshop claiming that he had a sexual relationship with Kevn Clash aka Elmo 7 years ago.

"We took the allegation very seriously and took immediate action," said the reps in the statement. "We met with the accuser twice and had repeated communications with him. We met with Kevin, who denied the accusation. We also conducted a thorough investigation and found the allegation of underage conduct to be unsubstantiated. Although this was a personal relationship unrelated to the workplace, our investigation did reveal that Kevin exercised poor judgment and violated company policy regarding Internet usage and he was disciplined."

"I am a gay man. I have never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it, but felt it was a personal and private matter," Clash said in a statement to NBC News issued through a representative. "I had a relationship with the accuser. It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to characterize it as something other than what it was. I am taking a break from Sesame Workshop to deal with this false and defamatory allegation."

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