Elmo puppeteer accuser recants sexual misconduct allegations The GA Voice Editors November 13, 2012 Culture Kevin Clash, the award-winning voice of the beloved Elmo and who is openly gay, said in a statement: “I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further.” Clash did not deny having a sexual relationship with the young man, now age 23. The accuser said their sexual relationship started when he was 16, a minor. But Clash, who is openly gay, said the man was 18 when the two had a sexual relationship. Clash also has taken a leave of absence to defend himself against the allegations that he called “false and defamatory.” Oh, but if the Patraeus, Broadwell, Kelley, CIA, FBI affair could end as quickly. SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website + nine = 18 Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.