New Details Emerge in Voice of Elmo Underage Sex Case

Movies & TV

| November 13, 2012 - 1:56 pm

It looks like Big Bird isn’t the only character on Sesame Street making headlines this year.

Kevin Clash—the voice actor behind Sesame’s fan-favorite, Elmo—has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street to dispute claims that he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

As reported Sesame Workshop lawyers recently met with a 23-year-old man who claims he and Clash began a sexual relationship 7 years ago—when he was 16 and Clash was 45.

TMZReports new developments in the case:

We broke the story … Clash was disciplined by Sesame for sending a personal email from his Sesame Street email account. The email was sent to a man who now claims he had a sexual relationship with Clash when he was 16 and Clash was 45.

In the email — sent well after the accuser turned 18 — Clash writes, “I’m sorry that I keep talking about sex with you, its driving me insane.”

He adds, “I want you to know that I love you and I will never hurt you. I’m here to protect you and make sure your dreams come true.”

Clash continued, “I’ll have my assistant book a ticket for you to come to NY and we can talk about this in person.”