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Elmo accuser flops recant; parents everywhere squirm

Elmo

My kid owns three stuffed Elmo dolls. She has a little guitar that plays the theme song from “Elmo's World.” Books, diapers, clothes ... the whole lot. Elmo had a renewed presence in my life since I became a dad.

So, I've taken an interest in the story of Kevin Clash's alleged sexual relationship with a then-16-year old male.

Last week the man, now 23, recanted his accusation after it was reported he took a six-figure settlement. Great, story's over, right? I don't have to the throw away all of the Elmo memorabilia in my house. What a relief.