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    Elmo puppeteer accused of underage relationship

    NEW YORK (AP) — The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on "Sesame Street" is taking a leave of absence from the popular kids' show in the wake of allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy.


    Sesame Workshop said puppeteer Kevin Clash denies the charges, which were first made in June by the alleged partner, who by then was 23.


    http://news.yahoo.com/elmo-puppeteer...150143910.html


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    This story confuses me.
    "I had a relationship with (the accuser)," Clash told TMZ. "It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not."
    ...so did he have a relationship when the guy was 16 and he was 45 or is it a more recent relationship?

    If it happened when the guy was 16 then I guess it depends upon what state it happened in to know if he broke any laws or not...

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    No! Say it ain't so, Elmo!!!
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    No Tickle Me Elmo jokes?


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    Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (KJV)

    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

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    I've always liked Kevin Clash, and thinking of the joy and learning experiences he brings so many children, I really hope it isn't true.

    It sounds like, from his response, that he admits a relationship when the man was of legal age? if this is the case, then it really is none of our business. But it sounds like everything is being handled properly - he is on leave, the accusation is being investigated, etc. more organizations should take a lesson from them!
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    Man who accused Elmo puppeteer of teen sex recants (AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) — The man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was a teen now says it isn't so.

    The man is now saying his sexual relationship with Clash was adult and consensual.

    In response to the statement Tuesday afternoon, Clash issued a statement of his own, saying he is "relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest."
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    a bit more at the link

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    TMZ is reporting that a 6 figure pay out is part of the recanting.

    http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/13/sesame...x-allegations/

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    Yes, is this accuser being charged? If not then some people are going to think that the accusation was true and the guy was just bought off.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


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    This is sounding like the Michael Jackson allegations, now, with the "settlements."


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    Elmo Cooks With Ina Garten

    If you're an Elmo fan - or a foodie - you might enjoy this episode of Barefoot Contessa on Food Network.

    Elmo's Day Out
    Episode BX0706H

    Kevin Clash and Elmo are visiting the Hamptons and having the full Barefoot experience: there's so much fun to be had! Kevin, Elmo and Ina are trading recipes and making a picnic to take to Main Beach.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/barefoot-...out/index.html


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    I can't stand anyone or anything that refers to themselves in the third person.

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    Adult, Consensual Relationship

    Man says relationship with Elmo puppeteer 'adult, consensual'

    23-year-old now says pair was in 'adult consensual relationship'


    Author: By the CNN Wire Staff

    Published On: Nov 14 2012 09:44:00 AM EST Updated On: Nov 14 2012 10:10:59 AM EST

    (CNN) -
    A man who alleged he was 16 when he started a relationship with the puppeteer who provides the voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street" now says it was an "adult consensual relationship," according to his lawyers.

    The man, now 23, had told Sesame Workshop in June that he started a relationship with Kevin Clash as a teenager, according to the workshop. The workshop announced on Monday that a thorough investigation found "the allegation of underage conduct to be unsubstantiated."

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/n...p/-/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    Man says relationship with Elmo puppeteer 'adult, consensual'

    23-year-old now says pair was in 'adult consensual relationship'


    Author: By the CNN Wire Staff

    Published On: Nov 14 2012 09:44:00 AM EST Updated On: Nov 14 2012 10:10:59 AM EST

    (CNN) -
    A man who alleged he was 16 when he started a relationship with the puppeteer who provides the voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street" now says it was an "adult consensual relationship," according to his lawyers.

    The man, now 23, had told Sesame Workshop in June that he started a relationship with Kevin Clash as a teenager, according to the workshop. The workshop announced on Monday that a thorough investigation found "the allegation of underage conduct to be unsubstantiated."

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/n...p/-/index.html
    The big question will be how old was he at the time??? For example, 18 is still technically a "teenager", but at the same time legally an adult to vote or join the military.
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    Sheldon Stephens Is the Man Who Tried to Take Down Elmo (Gawker)
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    Clash insisted throughout the ordeal that the relationship occurred after Stephens had turned 18.

    Stephens is a 24-year-old "model/actor" who lives in Pennsylvania and was previously arrested for robbing $250,000 in jewelry from a music manager at knife point.
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    TMZ reports that just before Stephens recanted, his attorneys were discussing a six-figure settlement with Clash's lawyer, although it's not clear if those talks were what prompted Stephens to admit his deception.
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    more at the link

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    "Oh, Elmo likes that. Oooh. Elmo REALLY likes that."


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