CNN -- The man who said he had an underage relationship with the puppeteer behind Elmo is now dropping his claim. The 23-year old said he had a relationship with Kevin Clash when he was 16.
Clash, who's 52, stated that was never the case. He said the relationship was between two consenting adults. His accuser released a statement through his attorneys acknowledging that was indeed the case.
Original: 5:24 pm, 11/12/12, Monday
CNN -- The man known as the voice of Elmo denies claims he had an inappropriate relationship with an underage boy. In June, the Sesame Workshop heard from a 23-year old man who claimed he was just 16 when his relationship with the then 45-year old puppeteer began.
Kevin Clash was granted a leave of absence to take action and protect his reputation. Sesame Street's investigation found no instances of wrong-doing, but management did discipline Clash for "exercising poor judgment and violating company policy."