Aww nawl, Elmo’s voice is accused of statutory man love?? Not my man Kevin Clash!!!

Allegations of sex with a 16-year-old boy have temporarily forced out the man responsible for voicing one of the most beloved Sesame Street characters of all time.

Kevin Clash, who has been the iconic voice of Elmo for the past 28 years, stands accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with an underage teen — allegations Clash denies.

Though he admits to having a relationship with his accuser — now 23 — Clash told TMZ the man was of legal age at the time. “It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not,” Clash is quoted as saying.

Officials at Sesame Workshop, who have met with the unidentified accuser at least twice, stand by Clash, insisting that no evidence has been produced thus far to prove the claims.

“Kevin insists that these allegations are false and defamatory and he has taken actions to protect his reputation,” Workshop reps said in a statement. “We have granted him a leave of absence to do so.”

For his part, the accuser has sought the legal assistance of Andreozzi and Associates, best known for representing one of Jerry Sandusky’s victims.

According to Andreozzi, Sesame is attempting to “discredit the victim in order to protect its employee and the image of one of its most valuable characters. This approach places a greater value on a puppet than the well being of a young man.” [gawker]

Look, I don’t know if I don’t believe the accuser because there is no evidence that this all went down the way he said he did or because I made the mistake of watching: Being Elmo on netflix with my family and ended up falling in absolute admiration and love for the guy. So… I admit… i’m going to be biased ass biased as hell. With that being said, In this day and age I don’t know which is more likely. A man having a statutory relationship with an underage boy? Or A jilted lover deciding to get back at someone for unrequited affection. I don’t know….. and I know my bias is surely getting in the way of me being able to properly think this through. Because man…. if you have watched Being Elmo? You will bawl your eyes out and just beam and glow at Kevin Clash…

But if this turns out to be true? Man…. can’t KEEP heroes these days.

When not responding to the dictate:" Will the Defendant Please Rise.." CEO and Creator of OHN;Slaus, is a comic illustrator and Social Media whore who spends his free time building legos, playing video games, drawing fantasy characters and being abused by his wife, two sons and cat.


  1. says

    It's getting to the point now that when you start dating a person not only will you ask for their HIV status papers but their birth certificate as well. Sheesh!!! I hope it isn't true though. *SMDH*

  2. TroyPowers says

    I wonder if he ever does the elmo voice in bed. Could you imagine hearing Elmo saying, "Whose booty is this? WHOSE IS IT?!!?"

  3. IAmTmonie says

    From what I've read, Clash is saying that the younger guy is lying and they were both adults when they started a relationship. Younger guys says he was 16.

    Either way, it's unfortunate for everybody involved.

  4. phenomblak says

    I watched that same Documentary and maybe it's just me, but I found the guy to be very "awkward" and even the story of his childhood basically being him talking to himself in a room full of puppets. Iono. My spidey sense was hella tinglin during that netflix movie night. Dude's weird. Still, innocent until proven guilty!..No MJ.

  5. Zuly says

    True or not, unfortunately the damage has already been done. It's gonna be really hard for Kevin Clash to erase this if it's not true because once (if) it turns out he's innocent, suddenly the media is gonna forget all about it and refuse to report on it.

    • Leo_YardieChick says

      True. Even if it does turn out to be a lie, it's hard to wash the Child Molester stink off once it hits you.

  6. daPiper says

    This is it for Mr. Clash be it true or false.
    I hope it isn't true because we do still need someone to be a hero or 'good guy'.

    Damn society, you scary!

      • says

        I want to believe it WILL get "fixed" too. I watched that doc and I'm totally biased like Slaus. Clash was speaking for all Black nerds who had "wierd" obsessions as kids. (won't tell you about my 4th grade science fair experience – lets just say I ran home crying and leave it at that).

        Buuuuuuut I have a feeling it may turn out like what Bef said. :(((((

        And I know it will be all about some jilted lover nonsense too.
        Le Sigh.

  7. Agent00DivaCee says

    I have some questions about this situation:
    1)WHY NOT GO TO THE POLICE FIRST? The reason that I ask is that he was 16. If he felt like he was bring abused, victimized, whatever, then why not go to the police, where at the very least they could have monitored the situation and gathered the evidence that he needed to prosecute or even go to Sesame St like "Hey…".
    2)What did he hope to gain by going to Sesame Street? Did he want money? Did he want Clash fired, arrested, vilified…what? What is the ultimate outcome of this situation?

    • says


      With all the various cover ups from college coaches, catholic church, boy scouts and so on and so on…folks are coming out of the woodwork looking for a pay day…

  8. justme81 says

    Sex scandals are career-killers. Doesn't even matter if he's innocent or not, no one's gonna care about his name being cleared because the dirt appeals to the lowest common denominator in this country.

  9. says

    I saw Being Elmo and it made my heart so full of light and goodness I don't know how I survived it. But this, well. . . I am a believer of castrating child predators. The problem I sometimes have with accusations with celebrities is that it's hard to tell truth from greed or revenge. I hope, hope, hope this is a false accusation. Not only has Kevin Clash shown the world what following your passion looks like, he has comforted and brought jy to so many people – little kids and big kids too. I would be mightily disappointed if this was true, but I will hold back judgement. I wasn't there. I don't know. We'll find our or this will go away.