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Sesame Street Accuser

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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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91.

Truth    

It doesn't change the fact that Elmo is a queer.

645 days ago
92.

Kelly    

Amber Tamblyn and David Cross - 19 yrs;
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart - 22 yrs
Catherine Z and Michael Douglas - 25 yrs
Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh - 25 yrs
Meshulam Riklis and Pia Zadora - 31 yrs
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn - 35 yrs
Calvin Klein and Nic Gruber - 47 yrs
QUESTION: Can Clash have a mainstream relationship with a 30 year-younger partner and maintain his public career as a children's puppeteer?

645 days ago
93.

Kelly    

In conclusion... If Sesame Street had done its due diligence and called the cops, we would have caught either an extortionist or a pedo. Instead we have a possible BOTH, and no case against either. Good work.

645 days ago
94.

Diamond Goddess!    

Nice move.
He's already done the damage!!!

645 days ago
95.

5min    

So did he use his ELMO voice while getting banged lol...

645 days ago
96.

rsmik    

just a gigolo, pay up elmo, that's what you get for playing

645 days ago
97.

BigJigga304    

WTH? Elmo's black and gay? I've heard it all now

645 days ago
98.

Gary    

TMZ, stop providing a forum for evil people like the guy who accused Mr. Clash.

645 days ago
99.

Scott    

He needs to be removed from SS. Too controversial.

645 days ago
100.

Gigi    

I don't think Kevin Clash is guilty of these charges, but for all you people that think he is: where is your outrage towards this "victim" who took a pay off instead of following through on his charges? Shouldn't he be trying to save future teens from being targeted by this guy? Some of you are comparing this to the Sandusky cover up....well this young guy would be just as guilty as the people at Penn who covered up what happened for their own benefit. Why am I not hearing any outrage about that?

644 days ago
101.

Jon Jon the great    

Blackmail at its finest.... I believe Kevin..

644 days ago
102.

Phishie from Philly    

It's too late. There already is new meaning for tickle my Elmo.
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Phishie from Philly

644 days ago
103.

gpzjack    

I guess the check cleared. guy is a dirtball either way.

644 days ago
104.

tenley    

Reporters famously are required to treat the muppets as real people/characters in features and interveiws and appearances (Miss Piggy, etc.) as though there is no human behind the voice and puppet part, or are denied access (they won't appear on Project Runway, etc.). I can't remember whether this applies to Sesame Street too (probably), but through this whole thing heads behind the scenes must have been exploding with these headlines about the voice behind the character.

644 days ago
105.

Spicy mag    

So Elmo pays the kid off and that's it? Kinda late to change your story.

644 days ago
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