It’s been a stressful week for Kevin Clash, the puppeteer better known to the world as Elmo. And a ridiculously fun week for snarky bloggers who work for beer money.
Yesterday accusations surfaced that Clash had engaged in a sexual relationship with a teenage boy, allegations that Clash strongly denied. Today brings good news as a sunny day has swept those clouds away. Gothamist received the following letter from the accuser’s lawyer.
“This office represented a 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.”
We assume the accuser saw the damage he did to a man he was very close to and decided to do the right thing. Or he found a bag of cash behind Oscar’s garbage can. At any rate, WALK TALL, ELMO! You’re a free Muppet!