The 23-year-old man who alleged he had an inappropriate relationship with Kevin Clash –- who is better known as the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo -- when he was a teen now says no such relationship took place.
A statement to HLN from Andreozzi & Associates, P.C., the firm representing the unnamed 23-year-old, reads:
“This office represented the 23 year old man who was the subject of many media reports regarding Kevin Clash. He wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship. He will have no further comment on the matter.”
Clash responded with his own statement, saying, "I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further."
Clash had denied the allegations, and his employer, Sesame Workshop, had granted him a leave of absence in order to “protect his reputation.”
A statement posted on Sesame Workshop’s blog reads: “We are pleased that this matter has been brought to a close, and we are happy that Kevin can move on from this unfortunate episode.”