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Sesame Street Accuser


Underage Sex Allegations

11/13/2012 2:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The man who claims he had a sexual relationship with Kevin Clash -- the voice of Elmo -- is RECANTING his story ... claiming he WAS an adult during their relationship after all.

The accuser's lawyer just released a statement saying, "[The accuser] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship. [The accuser] will have no further comment."

It's unclear why the accuser suddenly changed his story ... but sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... the accuser's attorney had been meeting with Clash's attorney as recent as an hour ago, discussing a financial settlement and 6-figures were on the table.

We broke the story, the accuser claimed he had a sexual relationship with Kevin beginning when he was 16 and Kevin was 45.

Clash has also released a statement saying, "I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further."



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Like I said the other day, I wasnt going to judge him because something wasnt right with this.

716 days ago


I guess MONEY TALKS. Disgusting. Reminds me of the MJ days.

716 days ago


Keven I am sure glad this is "over" but I say the accuser.

716 days ago


It is disgusting that this guy's plan paid off and he is getting rich off of this.

716 days ago


Where did the allege affair occur? In many States the age of consent is 16. In Europe the age of consent is as young as 14!

716 days ago

She's baaaack    

"Rape" is a magic word. That word being bandied about is part of the reason why there are victims of rape who do not report it or even tell anyone that it happened. If that little weasel made up the underage allegations he should be sued for every penny he has and every penny he will ever have until the day he dies. If he had a relationship as an adult and lied to cash in, he ruined that man's reputation and cast a pall upon a really beloved character. What a shame.

716 days ago

Star Whacker    

Money changes everything once again! Watch him now accuse Burt and Ernie of a three way. Always wondered about those two!!!

716 days ago


Great. So you douchebags run with unproven sexual allegations and have possibly ruined Mr. Clash's life. Great going TMZ. This kid is obviously lying because he wouldn't have been able to recant. In situations like this the state DA would've continued with the case.

716 days ago


Whatever. This is disgusting on both sides.

716 days ago


If Mr. Clash is innocent, then why would he even entertain meeting with lawyers about a financial settlement? To save his rep, so he doesn't have to deal with it further, to save his job? His job as Elmo is over. He should fight this if he is innocent!!!!!!!!!!!! Which, of course, obVIOUSLY, he's not innocent.

716 days ago


Guilt pay off. Just like Michael. Lets put the pervs on an island together. Plus the 51 yr old Doug molester.

716 days ago


So, this person said he would recant if Clash paid him. Isn't that called extortion????

716 days ago


Didn't know blackmail is legal now. Kevin didn't pay at first so then the guy went to media now Kevin cracks open his wallet and now pays up. It's sad.

716 days ago


The problem is that people will still choose to assume that the accuser was not lying in the first place.
People are going to swear he was paid off, threatened, in love.. blah, blah, blah.
This man may still lose his job due to the negative publicity... innocent or not.

716 days ago


still - Elmo homosexual (insert voice, I know you will anyways). wow, Elmo could use big word. ps gay means happy

716 days ago
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