Elmo puppeteer accuser recants sexual misconduct allegations

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.