Elmo Puppeteer Taking Leave from ‘Sesame Street’ in Wake of Abuse Allegations

Kevin Clash, the man credited with making Elmo a pop culture icon, has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street after being accused of inappropriate relations with an underaged male. Clash admitted having a relationship with his accuser, but said that it was consensual, and that his accuser was of age at the time. Sesame Workshop said that an investigation found that the accuser’s claim was unsubstantiated.

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