Voice of Sesame Street Elmo Muppet Accused of Underage Sex With Teenage Boy

Kevin Clash Elmo

Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Street muppet Elmo for the past 2 decades, has taken a leave of absence after being accused of underage sex with a 16-year-old boy.

Clash, 52, vehemently denies the allegations although he doesn’t deny a sexual relationship took place between him and the now 23-year-old man.

“I had a relationship with [the accuser],” Clash told TMZ. “It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not.”

TMZ reports that Clash hired attorneys after meeting with Sesame Street lawyers to address the man’s allegations.

According to TMZ, Clash’s unidentified accuser hired the law firm of Andreozzi and Associates — the same attorneys who represented a victim of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.

Sesame Street Workshop officials confirm to TMZ they met with the accuser twice, and exchanged communications with him and his attorneys.

The accuser claims Sesame Street attempted to silence him to protect the reputation of one of its muppets. But Sesame Street lawyers told TMZ they conducted a thorough investigation into the man’s allegations and determined the underage sex accusations were not substantiated.

Sesame Street did confirm emails sent between the man and Clash, but the content of the emails did not indicate an underage sexual relationship. Still, officials reprimanded Clash for inappropriate use of company emails.

Sesame Street brass tells TMZ: “Kevin insists that these allegations are false and defamatory and he has taken actions to protect his reputation. We have granted him a leave of absence to do so.”

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    54 Responses to “Voice of Sesame Street Elmo Muppet Accused of Underage Sex With Teenage Boy”

    1. 1
      The Baroness says:

      :think: hrmmm…

    2. 2

      Awww Man! I don’t care one bit that he is gay I just hate this is happening to him. I watched his documentary and like him as a person.

    3. 3
      luVn_liFe... says:

      Another Day another obscene scandal.

    4. 4
      Bella770 says:

      Will this be the fall of Elmo?? I just watched his documentary and I was surprised to learn he was married. I automatically figured he was gay to start with. I wonder if he talks dirty in his Elmo voice??? :ashamed:

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      Bedazzled His Razzle says:

      If he was so underage then why all of a sudden this outcome? Just want a lil fame off of elmo. :no:

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      PiscesRising says:

      Good morning!

      I dont quite know why, but I got a really good laugh out of this line:

      “The accuser claims Sesame Street attempted to silence him to protect the reputation of one of its muppets.”

      LMAO! To imagine a meeting where Sesame Street brass & Big Bird in crew sat down at a long table with a briefcase full of money and had The Grouch slide it to the accuser while Elmo sat at the head of the table in a suit “Godfather” style is just….hilarious!

      My imagination is obviously very active this morning…

    8. 8
      Diva says:

      There is and will always be a SCANDAL happening somewhere!

    9. 9
      MsB says:

      :rolleyes: it’s hard to determine nowadays if someone is really a victim or if they are out for money….

    10. 10
      PiscesRising says:

      I wonder if Kevin does “sex talk” in Elmo’s voice.

      I mean, its almost natural to assume it’d be requested of him by his lovers, no?

    11. 11
      PiscesRising says:

      -Bella,

      2 heads, one mind this morning, no? LOL! I wondered the same thing…

    12. 12
      VictoriousVirgo says:

      Morning! :newbie:

      PiscesRising that’s hilarious!

    13. 13
      FuturedocDonte says:

      :: scrolls back up:: THAT MAN IS 52?!?! :shocked:

    14. 14
      Diva says:

      MsB says:

      it’s hard to determine nowadays if someone is really a victim or if they are out for money….

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      I’m going to go with MOST see $ signs! It’s a shame because those that are really victimized face ridicule because of those that are greedy.

    15. 15

      He is but what was he doing for the last 5 years?

    16. 16
      prynsexxx says:

      Sesame Street can’t catch a break. First Romney, now this! :wail:

    17. 17
      brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

      COT Daymn next it gone be the kermit the frog molesting these babies yall shouldnt never made burt and ernie Gay partners :wail: we are doomed

      GM ROSES :waves:

    18. 18
      Diva says:

      prynsexxx says:

      Sesame Street can’t catch a break. First Romney, now this!
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      They tryna do away with Sesame Street by any means necessary!

    19. 19
      Diva says:

      :wave: Hey Brown, and what they gone say next about Cookie Monster?

    20. 20
      Bedazzled His Razzle says:

      Bella nooooo! :rofl: who wants to hear some one say “take this DACK!!” in Elmo’s voice?

    21. 21
      FuturedocDonte says:

      Sesame Street can’t catch a break. First Romney, now this!
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      They tryna do away with Sesame Street by any means necessary!
      ———
      :rofl:

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      MsB says:

      Diva says:
      I’m going to go with MOST see $ signs! It’s a shame because those that are really victimized face ridicule because of those that are greedy
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      :yahoo: Diva!!!

      I :cosign:

    23. 23
      Bedazzled His Razzle says:

      @diva the cookie monster is gonna be sneaking into single ladies homes at midnight stealing/munching on cookies :lick:

    24. 24
      Genia says:

      Dear God no!! :no: :no: Can somethings just keep it’s mystery for the sake of tradition!!!!

    25. 25
      NaijaGal says:

      :eek: man I thought dude was married with kids…but I’m glad dude is fighting back…a lot of folks are trying to get money the easy way…and you can’t be using company emails for personal activites

    26. 26
      Bella Master says:

      Tickle Me Elmo been tickling dingalings :blink:

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      Crickett says:

      Sick, he was married and had a sexual relationship with a man. Seriously, are all of our childhood characters perv’s- PeeWee Herman, Barney, the singing group of men, I forgot their names. All the male teachers I have ever had were gay- are children less judgemental or is it pedifile behavior?

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      Carrington says:

      Lawd, even ELMO a freak?

      I knew when I bought my baby that tickle me Elmo that that mf looked like he was jakkin off to me!

      I called it!!!!

    29. 29
      Bedazzled His Razzle says:

      Wait barney was a perv? And I think you’re thinking of the wiggles…what happened with the wiggles??

    30. 30
      A.J. says:

      Sesame Street can’t catch a break. First Romney, now this!
      ___________________________________________________________
      Lawd the GOP aint playing! Dey finta shut da Street down!!

      :waves: Good Morning fellow Thorns; Ms. Rose!!

      SN: Place nice and remember this is a blog and not web-therapy!!

    31. 31
      The Baroness says:

      Did somebody just say ‘take this dack’ in Elmo’s voice??????????

      :ghost: :dead: :casket:

    32. 32
      The Baroness says:

      Carrington says:

      Lawd, even ELMO a freak?

      I knew when I bought my baby that tickle me Elmo that that mf looked like he was jakkin off to me!

      I called it!!!!

      ___________

      :wail:

    33. 33
      A.J. says:

      :think: hmph, i’m wondering about Levar Burton and the Reading Rainbow. So sad.

    34. 34
      NaijaGal says:

      The GOP been getting boy booty for years though so they’ll understand his plight :lol:

    35. 35
      NaijaGal says:

      A.J. says:

      hmph, i’m wondering about Levar Burton and the Reading Rainbow. So sad.
      ======================
      :stop: don’t do my show like that :lol: Kunta ain’t bout that life yo

    36. 36
      Bedazzled His Razzle says:

      The GOP been getting boy booty for years though so they’ll understand his plight
      ———–

      :rofl:

    37. 37
      Sandra Rose says:

      Bella770 says:

      I just watched his documentary and I was surprised to learn he was married.
      _________________

      Oh, he’s married? I wonder if his wife knew? The wife is always the last to know.. :coffee:

    38. 38
      NaijaGal says:

      :newpost: is up

    39. 39
      Diva says:

      Bella Master says:

      Tickle Me Elmo been tickling dingalings

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Bellaaaaaaaaaaaaa :rofl:

    40. 40
      Diva says:

      Bedazzled His Razzle says:

      @diva the cookie monster is gonna be sneaking into single ladies homes at midnight stealing/munching on cookies

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      This made me spit my water out!!!!! :rofl: the visual……..

    41. 41
      Bedazzled His Razzle says:

      Bedazzled His Razzle says:

      @diva the cookie monster is gonna be sneaking into single ladies homes at midnight stealing/munching on cookies

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      This made me spit my water out!!!!! the visual……..
      —————–
      OMM NOMM NOMM NOM NOM!!!!!!!

    42. 42
      Dr.GiGi says:

      Amanda Davis…Tickle Me Elmo… :shocked: what a great way to start Monday off Sandra. :nono: Please tighten up the rest of the day! This news is unacceptable! Just sayin!

    43. 43
      KayCeiSoul says:

      Sandra Rose says:

      Bella770 says:

      I just watched his documentary and I was surprised to learn he was married.
      _________________

      Oh, he’s married? I wonder if his wife knew? The wife is always the last to know..

      *****************

      Hey Auntie.

      When if she knew what to watch out for, a) She would have never married him in the first place, or b) she’d be the first to know.

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      sassyshe says:

      :waves: morning all. I think the allegations are bull, knowing who he is and what he could get from it, it wouldve become public before plus 16 is the consenting age in most states

    46. 46
      bubblicious says:

      Leave Levar outta this. I couldn’t take that.

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      GAGIRL87 says:

      “I had a relationship with [the accuser],” Clash told TMZ. “It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not.”
      ______________________________________________________________________

      :wtf: so Elmo is gay????

      BUT wait :stop: how old was he when that lil boy was 16??? :think:

    48. 48
      San says:

      Y the hell he look like elmo :huh:

    49. 49
      Yardgirl says:

      I am saddened by this and I agree that the guys is trying to get fame and fortune, smh. I found an article that says he is divorced with a daughter. I sounds like he is gay, got married and then divorced:

      Not long after Kevin Clash first put Elmo on his right hand and created a billion-dollar, pre-school phenomenon, he left something behind — a daughter.

      Shannon Clash, now 19 and starting her freshman year at college, is — in so many ways — Elmo’s little girl.

      And therein lies a tale.

      Clash, 51, is the subject of a new movie, ”Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey,” that opens this weekend. The movie is the story of the one of the era’s biggest stars — who has never heard of Elmo? — who has remained all but anonymous.

      Now, he is starting to talk about his life’s work — and what it has cost him personally.

      TICKLED PINK: Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, with his 19-year-old daughter, ShannonShannon’s mother and Clash have been divorced for most of his daughter’s life.

      Shannon lived and grew up in Virginia while Clash was in New York — “Sesame Street” is taped in Astoria, Queens — or traveling the world as Elmo.

      “I remember when she was just learning how to talk, and I got on the phone with her, and she just went off on me,” he told The Post.

      “She was yelling at me — like, ‘How dare you be away’ — and that just crushed me.

      “All I kept saying was ‘Shannon, I am sorry.’

      “Sometimes, I am in another country and sitting there having a really sweet conversation with a child and thinking, ‘I wish I could be with Shannon right now, having this time.’ ”

      The Elmo phenomenon took its toll on Clash’s marriage to Shannon’s mother, Genia, whom he’d been dating since both were 19. They met when she was studying to become a nurse, and he was building puppets in the bathroom of her college dorm.

      “I was this backwoods homeboy,” he says.

      “After getting a job on ‘Sesame Street,’ I started coming up to New York. I was never home any more. So it really took its toll.

      “When you are really obsessed with what you do, sometimes people fall along the wayside, unfortunately.”

      The couple still maintain what Clash calls a “brother-sister” relationship and share parenting duties. :gay:

      “When she was 16 or 17, Shannon wrote me this e-mail that said: ‘In a couple of years, I am going to be going to college, and I really want to spend time with you before that,’” Clash says.

      “So I went to [Sesame Workshop]and I said ‘I love what I do, but I am going to be taking some time to work things out with my daughter.’”

      Now, he is back in her life and playing a familiar father role in the sometimes inexplicable relationship between mother and daughter — buffer.

      “Her and her mom butt heads about clothes,” he says. “But, for some reason, Shannon and I connect on that. :gay: (gay dad)

      “So, it works really well,” he says, “I go school shopping with her.”

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      KayCeiSoul says:

      :rofl: @ Yard’s inserts!!

    51. 51
      Miss Bee says:

      I didn’t know elmo was :gay:

    52. 52
      zurishay says:

      If he slept with someone 30 years his junior, I doubt he would stop at another year or two for the sake of the law. I cant even date a man 5 yrs younger than me without feeling weird. The fact that they were sexing says a lot to me. Where there’s smoke there’s fire.

    53. 53
      Victoria says:

      Watched his documentary…he reminds me of Tyler Perry..gay gay gay

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      iyonah says:

      Another Day another obscene scandal.

      :cosign:

      This creeps me out because a minor may have been involved.

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