A Florida man has sued the ex-Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid a sex scandal, saying the voice actor met him in New York after trolling gay telephone chat lines seeking underage boys for sex.
“I am deeply sorry to be leaving,” said Kevin Clash in his parting statement, “and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately.”
Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from “Sesame Street” in the wake of new allegations of having sex with a minor.
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of absence amid an allegation that he had had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy — an accusation that was withdrawn the next day.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 […]