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    Sesame Workshop Smartly Gets In Front Of Elmo Scandal

    Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind iconic Elmo of Sesame Street, has taken a leave of absence to fight accusations that he had a sexual relationship with an underage boy.

    Today, Sesame Workshop, the company that produces Sesame Street, issued the following statement, which can also be found on its website:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/juliabri...-elmo-scandal/


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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Sesame Workshop Smartly Gets In Front Of Elmo Scandal

    Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind iconic Elmo of Sesame Street, has taken a leave of absence to fight accusations that he had a sexual relationship with an underage boy.

    Today, Sesame Workshop, the company that produces Sesame Street, issued the following statement, which can also be found on its website:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/juliabri...-elmo-scandal/


    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...ex-with-minor/
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    NEW YORK (AP) — A man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was a teenage boy has recanted his story.

    In a quick turnabout, the man on Tuesday described his sexual relationship with Clash as adult and consensual.

    Clash responded with a statement of his own, saying he is "relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest." He had no further comment.

    The man, who has not identified himself, released his statement through the Harrisburg, Pa., law firm Andreozzi & Associates.

    Sesame Workshop, which produces "Sesame Street" in New York, soon followed by saying, "We are happy that Kevin can move on from this unfortunate episode."



    Puppet butts aren't the only thing he's into...hi-o

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    My least favorite Muppet of all time.
    Agreed...cookie monster is where it's at.

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    The guy recanted his story.

    I was hoping for a Diddle Me Elmo commercial parody on SNL. Oh well.

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    Accuser Recants Allegation Against Elmo Puppeteer

    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.”

    The statements were followed by detectable sighs of relief from those who had been alarmed by seeing the words “under-age sex” in the same sentence as “Elmo” (whose name was trending on Twitter nationwide on Tuesday evening).

    “We are pleased that this matter has been brought to a close, and we are happy that Kevin can move on from this unfortunate episode,” said Sesame Workshop, the organization that produces “Sesame Street.”

    The organization did not say when — or even whether — Mr. Clash would return to work at “Sesame Street.” On Sunday, he took a leave of absence when it became clear that TMZ was going to publish an article about the accusation of inappropriate and possibly illegal conduct.

    The Web site said on Monday that the accuser, now 24 years old, contacted Sesame Workshop last summer and claimed that, beginning at age 16, he had a sexual relationship with Mr. Clash. “Voice of Elmo Denies Sex With Under-Age Boy,” the site’s headline read. Mr. Clash, now 52 years old, responded by saying that the relationship “was between two consenting adults” — something that the accuser affirmed on Tuesday afternoon. The accuser’s law firm did not respond to follow-up questions.

    Mr. Clash has played Elmo on “Sesame Street” for decades. He was profiled in a documentary last year, “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey.” When his accuser first contacted Sesame Workshop in June, officials at the organization ordered up several investigations, both by its own staff and by outside firms. They all concluded that the accusation was false.

    Despite that, the accuser’s claim was published by TMZ. The site followed up on Tuesday with excerpts from an explicit e-mail said to be from Mr. Clash, which the Web site pointed out was “sent well after the accuser turned 18.” Harvey Levin, the editor of TMZ, did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.

    The episode this week led to Mr. Clash coming out as a gay man, something he had not previously discussed in public. “I have never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it, but felt it was a personal and private matter,” he said in the statement on Monday.

    Production of “Sesame Street” has been unaffected by Mr. Clash’s leave of absence. Mr. Clash had been helping to identify other puppeteers who could play Elmo for some time, and they will fill in for him while he is away from work, a Sesame Workshop executive said on Monday.

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    So what do we have here? Another jilted lover possibly destroying another persons career through whistle blowing, even though this time it was stopped dead in it's tracks.

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    Oh, o.k. That's good. It was just a perfectly normal misunderstanding afterall, what a relief.
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    Didn't an assistant basketball coach at Syracuse have his career ruined by one of these false accusations, to only have the re-cant his story later.

    Why aren't people like this charged for false accusations? I am no legal expert, but I thought it was illegal.

    Libel if writtern, slander if spoken, correct?
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    Let's just be clear that *Elmo* was not accused of anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Tires View Post
    Let's just be clear that *Elmo* was not accused of anything.
    I'm accusing Elmo. Since the statue of limitations is up. I feel safe coming forward.

    Hi. My name is Pete. And I was once hit on by Elmo, backstage, at a Sesame Street Live performance.

    It all started innocently enough. I was working for a radio station and was asked to be the MC for the performances. I was talking to Cookie Monster, Grover, Bert and Ernie about whether Gordon & Maria were secretly having an affair. We were sharing a few laughs when Oscar and Elmo walked up. Things got quiet, quuuuuick. The subject changed to the prices in the co-op's going up. I'm guessing Oscar is quit the gossip?!?!

    Sensing the tension, Grover wandered off muttering; you're all a bunch of commies." I looked at Bert and innocently asked; "what crawled all over his pecker and decided to stay?"

    Before he could answer, Elmo said; "I'd like to crawl all over your pecker and stay." And started giggling. AND HE WOULDN'T STOP!!!

    The nightmares are horrendous. Every time I hear that giggle, I crawl in to a corner, curl up in the fetal position and start singing A Flock of Seagulls, "I Ran."

    It has taken the joy out of my memories of many childhood days, learning to count with The Count, communication with friends, like Bert & Ernie. Unconditional acceptance like Big Bird and Snuffy.

    Once I heard this story, I had to come forward and share my story, in hopes that it will help break the chains that bind others who have been traumatized by that perverted, nasty, giggling fluff of red fur.

    Thank You.



    BTW...this is all true. Except for the co-op stuff. And Oscar was a really cool dude. It's just "an act."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Didn't an assistant basketball coach at Syracuse have his career ruined by one of these false accusations, to only have the re-cant his story later.

    Why aren't people like this charged for false accusations? I am no legal expert, but I thought it was illegal.

    Libel if writtern, slander if spoken, correct?
    Agree. There should be some sort of perjury charge or something that can be pressed against this accuser.

    Also, if I was this guy, I would slap a huge defamation lawsuit against the so call accuser.
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    Well there are other innocent victims here that may never recover, like Elmo. How can you ever look at that annoying bastard the same again?
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    wow we have a General who can't handle his privates and a puppeteer's gay luva who needs to put a sock in it


    that's America.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    wow we have a General who can't handle his privates and a puppeteer's gay luva who needs to put a sock in it


    that's America.......
    the combination of "gay", "puppeteer" and "sock" put a disturbing image in my head - thanks a frickin' lot!

 

 

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