First, Big Bird became an unwitting player in a presidential debate that argued for clipping his wings. Then came word that the actor who plays Elmo would take a leave of absence amid an allegation that he had had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy — an accusation that was withdrawn the next day.
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 surprising turnabout on Tuesday, the man described his sexual relationship with Clash as adult and consensual. Clash responded with a statement of his own, saying he […]
The voice of “Sesame Street’s” Elmo is facing shocking allegations of having sex with a minor. A 23-year-old man has come forward claiming he had a sexual relationship with puppeteer Kevin Clash that began seven years ago when he was 16 and Clash was 45, according to TMZ. Clash adamantly denies allegations that he had […]
By CHRISTY LEMIRE LOS ANGELES — The documentary “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” opens this week, about every toddler’s favorite red monster and the man who brings him to life, Kevin Clash. One of the joys of watching Clash in action – besides marveling at how effortless he makes it all look – is seeing […]