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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:21 PM

Accuser recants sex claims against Elmo puppeteer: report

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Source: Reuters/Yahoo News

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Reuters/Reuters - Voice actor Kevin Clash arrives with the puppet Elmo for the 2010 Peabody Award ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in New York in this May 17, 2010 file photo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man who claimed he had underage sex with the puppeteer behind "Sesame Street" character Elmo recanted his claims on Tuesday, U.S. media reported.

The unnamed man, now 23, had claimed that Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had a sexual relationship with him when the accuser was 16 years old, potentially engulfing one of the biggest childhood brands in an underage sex scandal.

"He wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship," the law firm Andreozzi and Associates, who represent the man, told U.S. media outlets in a statement.

Clash, 52, the voice of Elmo for nearly three decades, had acknowledged a past relationship with his accuser but said on Monday the pair were both consenting adults at the time. He termed the allegations "false and defamatory."

"I am a gay man. I have never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it," Clash said on Monday, saying he was taking a break from the TV show to deal with the situation.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/sesame-street-elmo-puppeteer-takes-leave-sex-allegations-012713740.html

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:26 PM

1. So awful for him. I hope he sues.

He comes across as so warm and a good person. Terrible to have happened to such a nice guy.

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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:37 PM

2. Locking, sorry. LBN Dupe. Please continue discussion on LBN link below

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