Elmo Puppeteer Accuser Changes Story

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(KPLR)- The man who accused actor Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, of having sex with him when he was still a teen is changing his story, saying that his relationship with Clash was adult and consensual. The accuser’s statement was released through his attorneys. The man, now in his early 20s, has not been identified.

Clash had taken a leave of absence from “Sesame Street” after the allegations became public. He issued a statement Tuesday afternoon saying he is “relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest.”

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