There is nothing sadder than hearing about a person being accused of inappropriate relations with a minor. When that person happens to manipulate one of the most beloved children’s characters of all time, sad doesn’t even describe it.
Kevin Clash, the famous voice behind Elmo from Sesame Street, engaged in a relationship with an underage teen. “Sexy” emails were exchanged and Clash, 52, has been caught with more than just fur in his hands. The relationship Clash said he developed with the boy was “between two consenting adults.” It’s the boy who has brought this all to public light.
Clash is currently taking a leave of absence from the show amid accusations and the Sesame Workshop acknowledged on Monday that an investigation into his conduct revealed he had “violated company policy regarding internet usage” and was disciplined.
The Muppeteer, who has been the voice and personality behind Elmo for the last 28 years, reiterated on Monday that he is walking away from his signature role to clear up the damage caused by the scandal.