Kevin Clash's Accuser Recants His Accusations of Underage Affair
Posted on November 13, 2012The accuser who claimed to have had a sexual relationship with Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash while the accuser was only sixteen years old has now recanted his claims. His attorney told TMZ that the relationship happened while the accuser was a legal adult and it was consensual.
The accuser's attorney said in a statement, "[The accuser] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship. [The accuser] will have no further comment." Clash issued a statement saying, "I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further."
TMZ says the accuser is getting six figure settlement from Clash and that's what this was all about. It seems unlikely that Clash is getting his job back at Sesame Street, but we'll see.