Accuser recants sexual allegations with Elmo puppeteer

KEVIN Clash is no longer facing a claim that he was involved in an underage sexual relationship.

The puppeteer, 52, who is the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, was granted a leave of absence from the long-running program amid an accusation from an unidentified male that Clash was having sex with him at age 16.

On Tuesday the law firm that represents the accuser released a statement to the Los Angeles Times, recanting the claim.

The accuser "wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship," the statement from Andreozzi & Associates says.



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