The man who voices the puppet of Elmo on Sesame Street has taken leave amid allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy.When Romney proposed cutting government subsidies to multi-million-dollar public broadcasting, was he also proposing cutting subsidies to a multi-millionaire child molester?
Kevin Clash, 52, has taken a leave of absence from the popular children's show after the programme's lawyers were contacted by a 23-year-old man who claims he had a sexual relationship with the puppeteer seven years ago, when he was aged 16.
TMZ, who reported the allegations, said that Mr Clash had admitted he had a relationship with the man, but only after the accuser was an adult and said the accusations were both false and defamatory.
Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash accused of sex with underage boy
Now don't tell anyone where Elmo tickled you!
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Scurrilous, homophobic, sensationalist. Guy is getting Strauss-Kahned by a jilted gold-digger.
And your evidence for blaming the victim is what exactly?
Nothing more than the article you linked. As yet there's no evidence but a fake email.
I jumped on Zuckerberg in circumstances like this and regretted it.
But Zuckerberg didn't have a furry red puppet, so there's no comedy angle.
And even if Elmo did wait until the kid was 18, it's still creepy.
Republican lawmakers and Baptist ministers would agree with you completely.
Ah, now there is where you are wrong.
Republican lawmakers and Baptist ministers do not appreciate the humor of pedophile puppets.
And as for your absurd charge of homophobia, you really should know better. That's equivalent to the claim that any opposition to Obama must be rooted in racism. A 45-year-old puppeteer would be equally creepy molesting a 16-year-old girl, or even one who just, as Elmo improbably claimed, turned 18.
Really, Zeke. Sometimes your PC directive overrides all common sense.
The race, gender, occupation, and age difference among consenting adults is fodder for gossipy hens and moralizing conservatives.
Common sense = Occam's razor. Jilted lover wants affection and/or money.
I was going to leave a tongue-in-cheek accusation of homophobia here, but Zeke has taken that to a whole new level.
I also love how Baptist Ministers are now something bad. I didn't know that. I'll take appropriate action.
PS - try ditching the captcha words. I would bet that Blogger's spam catcher will do just fine without it.
Anyway, how 'bout covering a guy who's likely guilty and way more wacky: http://gizmodo.com/5959812/john-mcafee-wanted-for-murder
Throw that child molester in the joint,..let's see if he like being used as a puppet.
Might be time to investigate 'ZEKE".
Hey Zeke, why you trying to protect a molester??
Anonymous, you're plainly the kind of person who likes the TSA more than you like the Constitution.
You're the sort of conservative that's ruining conservatism. Enjoy your life.
Who said Anonymous was a conservative?
Some liberals are against child molestation, too.
Liberals and libertarians tend not to advocate throwing someone in prison at the first pointing of a finger, nor joke approvingly about that person being raped there.
The Republican party makes a comfortable home for such people.
Zeke: Is that you Kevin?
Zeke: "Occam's razor. Jilted lover wants affection and/or money."
Jilted 'lover' was a minor there Zeke. I'd question any adult that would consider a 16 y.o. a 'lover'.
Would you like to voluntarily come in for questioning? or be surprised?
Some people lack the cognitive capacity to differentiate accusation from fact; fortunately we have juries and representative government to guard against these pinheads.
Zeke, those with access to juries are those that aren't accused by the Executive Branch of being a terrorist threat. You are aware that this liberal administration asked Congress to remove language from the NDAA that prohibits them from arresting and incarcerating American citizens without representation for as long as they like? Here's the footage of the debate on the Senate floor that you probably missed.
Also you are aware that by executive order Obama has ok'd the assassination of US citizens and has already carried out at least one assassination.
That's guilty before proven anything. How do you reconcile that? Or did you not know that? Or do you choose to just ignore that which is unpleasant when questioning the government?
As a fact some liberals do advocate throwing people in jail and those liberals happen to be running our Executive branch of government.
I find is sad when liberals present arguments of purity of government and expression of sexuality and not understand that this liberal administration is more against the Constitution than the previous administration. I also find it sad that somehow you think sexuality is associated with religion and political ideology. I don't believe that to be the case. Liberals do though, I get that. They believe that all that is Liberal is good and all that is Conservative is evil. Childish.
Regardless, if the Elmo puppeteer struck up a relationship with a minor while doing his Elmo bit, that my friend is super creepy.
Zeke, your defense of of child molesters is puzzling. I hope that you don't employ these delusions in your personal life.
Negocios wins for non sequitur of the day. You're right about that stuff, though.
Anon, talking with you is like talking to Joe McCarthy.
I yield the rest of my time to the angry white folk.
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