He’s best-known for providing the voice for “Sesame Street” favorite Elmo, but Kevin Clash could have it all taken away.
According to a report, a 23-year-old man has accused Clash of having a sexual relationship with him back when he was only 16, though Sesame Workshop has determined the allegations are completely unfounded.
Mr. Clash told press, “I had a relationship with [the accuser]. It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not.”
“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,” added a rep from Sesame Workshop.