Elmo is gay, didn't you know?
The voice of Elmo, Kevin Clash, is fighting allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Kevin Clash has taken a leave of absence and denies he's a child molester. Why would Clash take a leave of absence if he is innocent?
A 23-year-old man met with Sesame Workshop lawyers and told them when he was 16 he had sex with Clash. But why did it take seven years for this affair to come out?
Clash told TMZ that he indeed did have a relationship with the alleged victim. He claims however that the young man was an adult when they started their relationship.
TMZ reported, "Sesame Workshop honchos tell TMZ ... "In June of this year, Sesame Workshop received a communication from a young man who alleged that he had a relationship with Kevin Clash beginning when he was 16-years-old. This was a personal relationship, unrelated to the workplace. We took the allegation very seriously and took immediate action."
"Sesame Workshop officials acknowledge to TMZ they met with the accuser twice and had a number of other communications with him."
The young man has teamed up with Andreozzi and Associates, the same firm that represented the victims of the Jerry Sandusky child rape case.
As for Clash, the voice actor told TMZ, "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."
I hate to say it but Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was right, the government should cut funding to PBS.