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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:12 PM

Elmo is tickled - and so am I. Scumbag accuser recants allegations.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/accuser-recants-allegation-against-elmo-puppeteer/

November 13, 2012, 5:20 pm68 Comments
Accuser Recants Allegation Against Elmo Puppeteer
By BRIAN STELTER and ELIZABETH JENSEN

9:27 p.m. | Updated The man who accused Kevin Clash, the voice and puppeteer of the “Sesame Street” character Elmo, of an under-age sexual relationship has recanted that claim, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

The reversal came a day after the claim was published by the gossip Web site TMZ, threatening Mr. Clash’s reputation and alarming parents and other fans of the beloved children’s television franchise.

Andreozzi & Associates, a law firm that said it represented the anonymous accuser, said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon that “he wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.” The statement added, “He will have no further comment on the matter.”

Mr. Clash said through a spokeswoman: “I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further.”


So now that the accuser has recanted, how does Mr. Clash get his reputation back?

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Stinky The Clown Nov 2012 OP
Kalidurga Nov 2012 #1
Stinky The Clown Nov 2012 #4
MADem Nov 2012 #2
nolabear Nov 2012 #3
demhottie Nov 2012 #5
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #6

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:15 PM

1. He didn't lose his reputation with me...

I try to listen to the whole story and wait for the facts to come out before making a judgement. I have seen too many things just to jump to conclusions when someone is accused of something. I don't know what he can do about people who have already decided he is guilty even though there was no actual proof he did anything wrong.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:23 PM

4. There are very few accusations that skeeze lots of people than homosexual pedophilia . . . . . .

That is exactly what Mr. Clash was accused of. That is exactly the story the scummy scumbags at TMZ ran with. "Children's idol accused of raping young boy."

Completely disgusting.

And it will be very difficult for Mr. Clash to enjoy his previous reputation again.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:15 PM

2. ...how does Mr. Clash get his reputation back?

Civil lawsuit. A big one, with many zeroes after a big fat number.

Even if he never sees a dime of the settlement, it will dissuade people from thinking that actions don't have consequences.

Carol Burnett did this with the Enquirer. She was one of the first to fight back.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:17 PM

3. I like him tremendously. I hope he goes on and never looks back.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:25 PM

5. Payoff?

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:31 PM

6. I hope he sues this guy.

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