|Big scandal plagues Sesame Street performer Kevin Clash!|
The more shocking stories that unfold from this sex scandal!
Sesame Workshop suspended Kevin Clash after they've determined that personal emails were exchanged with the accuser. The person that brought this scandal to life stated that he was then 16-years-old when Clash had a sexual encounter.
New York-based Sesame Workshop said in a statement that its own inquiry, including interviews with the now 23-year-old accuser, concluded that claims of underage sexual conduct against puppeteer Kevin Clash were unsubstantiated.
Clash, 52, the voice of Elmo for nearly three decades, acknowledged a past relationship with his accuser but said in a statement that the allegations against him were "false and defamatory."
Clash denied he had slept with this person but finally acknowledge to the world that it's time to put his business out there.
CNN obtained his statement from the entertainer.
"I am a gay man. I have never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it, but felt it was a personal and private matter. I had a relationship with the accuser. It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to characterize it as something other than what it was. I am taking a break from Sesame Workshop to deal with this false and defamatory allegation."
Again, this is very shocking and I know this will be an ongoing issue! This also gives into other accusers who may have been in contact with Clash.
Clash has played the role of Sesame Street's breakout character Elmo for most of his time.