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Jim Henson's Son

Nothing But Nice Things

to Say About Kevin Clash

11/26/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1126_brian_henson_tmz_videoThere doesn't seem to be a lot of people voicing their support for Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash these days, but he does have one big fan ... Brian Henson, the son of Muppets creator Jim Henson.

Henson -- who directed "The Muppet Christmas Carol" and "Muppet Treasure Island" -- told our photog yesterday at LAX that Clash is "a great, great performer" and "a wonderful professional."

Clash resigned last week after a second accuser came forward claiming to have had a sexual relationship with Clash when he was underage.

FUN FACT -- Did you happen to spot Henson's wife in the background of the video? He's married to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" star Mia Sara. Random, right?

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PhilipMarkum    

Well, you know, a lot of people like to pretend molesters are good guys, right? Look at pervert Jerry Sandusky's wife: She HAD to know that he was molesting kids in his "specially padded basement." Just more of the same, folks, unfortunately. Move along.

513 days ago
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Christian_    

I dont think he did it. I mean come on the kid says that they were together but didnt have sex. Kind of wierd but not illegal

513 days ago
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cobrazombie    

I like the look on Brian Henson's face when the name TMZ was mentioned. Like a fart in a car.

513 days ago
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wendy    

no doubt everyone affiliated with sesame street would like this to go away quietly. so everyone make nice and we will not address the elephant in the room.

513 days ago
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whateveryou    

Maybe he doesn't want to convict the guy without knowing all the facts. & he's right. If these guys were over 18 it's his bit'ness & no one else's.

513 days ago
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Anonymous    

It was not OK to ask about the sexual allegations against Elmo in front of his young daughter (standing with Mia). She does not need to hear about this stuff.

513 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Religion stopped your father from going to the hospital. All he had to do was see a doctor. Because is didn't is why we have weird sounding Muppets. it's nice you have good things to say about Kevin Clash. He's probably headed to the Disney Channel.

513 days ago
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jaythepirate    

Shouldn't of paid the first boy off. Make them prove it if your innocent now its 150,000 for everyone!! Form a line behind me. But leave my butt alone

513 days ago
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SophieP    

GEEZ TMZ - we know you paid the accusers a lot of money for thier stories but isn't about time you let this one rest? It seems like you guys really want Kevin Clash to be the next Jerry Sandusky so you can have the pleasure of breaking a tradegdy and giving credibility to your "news" organization but until some actual solid facts come out about these cases maybe you guys stop grasping for straws trying to make your investment pay off.

513 days ago
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OooooNooo!    

"Other than him fvcking teenagers, he is a great guy". (and Hitler made the trains run on time). Clueless!

513 days ago
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John    

He's part of the puppet family. What's a puppet to say? Kevin should retire to phone sex.

513 days ago
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myopinion    


He is a smart man! I wouldn't comment on the Elmo scandal either.

513 days ago
13.

Franc    

Ya think he was gonna admit the dude was too scary to be around kids? Come on!

513 days ago
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campy    

That man right there...all class. Pay attention Sponge. Listen and learn. Try to catch up on how little people like you should be regarding those that are higher revered - and for good reason.

513 days ago
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northern gypsy    

perhaps because B.H. had a business relationship with K.C. and not a personal one...he's very clever to keep his comments professional !!!

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