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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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1.

Shawn    

Paid.

607 days ago
2.

GeniusMachine    

Money saves the day again! And Elmo can go on "tickling".

607 days ago
3.

MichelleWW    

I wonder if he realized the huge can of worms he opened and changed his mind because it was B.S. It still has tarnished this man's reputation - innocent or not.

607 days ago
4.

Mel    

So Elmo should sue the accuser for defamation!!!

607 days ago
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the Ronster    

The kid is a liar! Remember, if it were true, it would be a criminal case and out of his hands, settlement or no settlement. Dumbass kid, just mared the career of this wonderful man. He may have done irreperable damage to this guy all for money and 2 min of fame. Dont get me wrong, if he were a child molester (and not just duped by some greedy young fool) than he should pay dearly.

607 days ago
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liquidbabydoll    

wow. i hope it's true and not some pay off

607 days ago
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harleyharlett    

i guess blackmail does pay

607 days ago
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Procrastination_Xtravaganza    

TMZ should do some real reporting and find out who this clown accuser is! He's in his 20's now, Elmo got bored of him and now he wanted money, spoiled brat.

607 days ago
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njrocks    

Ahh tabloids......this is so sad for true victims.

607 days ago
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jim bob    

The guy is a weirdo and shouldn't be around kids just cuz there's a possibility that he's a chomo u can't take that kind of chance with kids fire him from the street

607 days ago
11.

Shawn    

so he basically michael jacksons his way into some kids pants, even sending him messed up emails and then poof all better? please

607 days ago
12.

OH NO!    

I will never see Elmo in the same light again. All I see now is the horrible vision of some black dude with a giant penis down his throat.........

607 days ago
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njrocks    

Ahh tabloids, think before you print. So sad for true victims of these crimes. Only crazy birds falsely accuse.

607 days ago
14.

Dohi    

just tryna cash in. smh

607 days ago
15.

JM in San Diego CA    

This seems to be a classic case of checkbook justice,

607 days ago
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