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.
Just as we thought: Kevin Clash, the man behind the voice of Sesame Street’s iconic puppet Elmo, bought his accuser’s silence for $125K, TMZ reports. In addition to cutting a phat check, Clash and his attorneys demanded a retraction of public statements that his accuser Sheldon Stephens made about having underage sex with the puppeteer.
In a prelude to a lawsuit, Stephens claimed he had sexual relations with Clash, 52, when he was only 16.
Multiple sources tell TMZ that Clash and his attorneys met with Stephens and his legal team to hand over the check — and to hash out an agreement that including only one stipulation:
Stephens agrees that immediately upon execution of this Agreement, his counsel, Andreozzi & Associates, P.C., shall release the [following] statement … ‘He [Stephens] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.’”
Even before Frank Ocean or Anderson Cooper set foot outside of their closets, the gay agenda has been working feverishly to indoctrinate, I mean teach your children to lovingly accept the gay lifestyle as normal.
Now that the Elmo gay sex scandal is splashed across front pages all over the country, it will probably be more difficult to shield your children from gay sexual innuendoes — even on Sesame Street.
Kevin Clash, the 52-year-old puppeteer who has his hand up the back of Sesame Street’s most famous puppet, has been outed as a gay man who prefers to wine and dine teenage boys. How will parents explain that to their inquisitive adolescents?
Elmo’s voice can breath a sigh of relief now that his accuser has recanted his allegations of underage sex.
The law firm that represents Kevin Clash’s unidentified accuser released a statement Tuesday afternoon that read:
“He wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship. He will have no further comment on the matter.”
Mr. Clash, who is on leave from Sesame Street, said through a spokeswoman: “I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further.”
The sudden reversal led to speculation that the now 23-year-old accuser was paid handsomely for his silence by Clash or Sesame Street.
Voice of Elmo to 18-year-old boy: ‘I’m sorry that I keep talking about sex with you, its driving me insane.’
Gossip website TMZ.com has obtained emails exchanged by Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Street muppet Elmo, and a teenage boy. Clash, 52, has taken a leave of absence after being accused of underage sex with the boy when he was 16.
In one email Clash (who is married) writes, “I’m sorry that I keep talking about sex with you, its driving me insane.”
Clash continued: “I’ll have my assistant book a ticket for you to come to NY and we can talk about this in person.”
Sesame Street reprimanded Clash for inappropriate use of company emails.
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.”