It’s a little late in the game, but one of Kevin Clash’s adult lovers has come forward to defend the former Sesame Street puppeteer after several young men accused him of underage sex.
“Kevin is not a villain,” Jason Murray told Eonline! “Yes, he had an affinity for younger men, but what successful [straight] man doesn’t have an affinity for younger women? It’s the same thing, gay or not.”
Murray continued: “Does he prey on these [boys]? In my heart I don’t believe that.”
He added: “I think it’s like Hugh Hefner, he dates younger women,” said Murray. “Kevin likes younger guys.” But, “I am reading the news and all the negative stuff. I don’t see it. He had a good heart.”
Clash, 52, who provided the voice of Elmo for 2 decades, took a leave of absence after a man came forward claiming he was 16 when he had sexual trysts with Clash. After repeated denials, Clash paid his accuser $125,000 to recant his accusation.
The man behind the voice of iconic Sesame Street puppet Elmo has resigned amid shocking allegations of underage gay sex, The Huffington Post reports. Despite coughing up $125,000 in hush money to the man who accused him of underage sex, Kevin Clash could not overcome the troubling gay sexual innuendoes surrounding Elmo.
Mr. Clash, 52, took a leave of absence from Sesame Street after sometime model Sheldon Stephens, now 23, accused Clash of seducing him when he was only 16.
The gay man who was wined and dined at age 18 by the then 48-year-old puppeteer Kevin Clash has been unmasked as a gay escort who made his living fleecing gullible entertainment industry down low gays.
The Smoking Gun identified Pennsylvania resident Sheldon Stephens, 23, as the man who attempted to cash in on a lawsuit that alleged he was only 16 when he met Clash, the voice of Sesame Street’s famed Elmo muppet.
Stephens, a sometime model with hazel eyes, describes himself on his Facebook page’s “About” page as “a rare breed. I’m very spontaneous and random… I’m determined and goal oriented. My destiny is laid on a solid gold brick pathway……. MY FUTURE IS BRIGHT and never will it dim.”