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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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16.

Pinky    

TMZ you approach him to ask about a sex scandal Elmo case with his daughter who has to be around 8 standing right next to him? Seriously? You need to train your cameramen in what is appropriate to bring up in front of kids.

611 days ago
17.

Esther    

TMZ, Leave Kevin alone. Seriously. He was not arrested for anything, and is just getting sued for a payout. It is not news. Leave him alone. This website is getting on my damn nerves. Is TMZ just trying to take down PBS after the election?

611 days ago
18.

Enlightened    

So, Mr. Henson, you say you "don't know where all this came from." Allow me to enlighten you. It came from Clash's years of prowling gay dating sites for under-aged victims, finding young boys, plying them with dinners and other gifts, taking them home, kissing, fondling, grinding and masturbating with/on them, and paying them off when his illegal child molestation came to light. THAT is where "all this came from." But he's gay, so you just keep defending him. That seems to the the Hollywood code of "ethics."

611 days ago
19.

grumpiestoldman    

Those hollywood libs will defend a guy against anything, if he happens to also be gay.

611 days ago
20.

Shami    

Not random, Brian & Mia probably met on Legend.
Duh.
(sorry, love that movie!)

611 days ago
21.

Obamais still aracist    

he reminds me of the penn state students trying to defend child rape

610 days ago
22.

Spencer B in MD    

Brian Henson - Would you let Kevin Clash babysit your children? Don't think so. I guess Kevin Clash is a great guy as long as he is not f-ing your kids, right? Dumb@ss

610 days ago
23.

SLH    

why didn't you talk to Mia at all??? that would have been more interesting

610 days ago
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