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Elmo operator Kevin Clash has strongly denied allegations that he had sex with an underage boy. The puppeteer has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street following claims that he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy, reports TMZ. A 23-year-old man is said to have recently met with Sesame Workshop lawyers, stating that he began a relationship with Clash seven years ago, when he was 16 and Clash was 45 years old. Clash has stated that he had a relationship with the man in question, but has insisted it began after he became an adult. Sesame Workshop sources said: "In June of this year, Sesame Workshop received a communication from a young man who alleged that he had a relationship with Kevin Clash beginning when he was 16 years old. "This was a personal relationship, unrelated to the workplace. We took the allegation very seriously and took (more) »


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