November 13, 2012, 5:20 pm
Accuser Recants Allegation Against Elmo Puppeteer
"The man who accused KC, the voice and puppeteer of the “Sesame Street” character Elmo, of an under-age sexual relationship has recanted that claim, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
The reversal came a day after the claim was published by the gossip Web site TMZ, threatening Mr. C’s reputation and alarming parents and other fans of the beloved children’s television franchise.
Andreozzi & Associates, a law firm that said it represented the anonymous accuser, said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon that “he wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. C was an adult consensual relationship.” The statement added, “He will have no further comment on the matter.”
Mr. C said through a spokeswoman: “I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further.”"
Published: November 20, 2012 @ 3:01 pm
Elmo Actor May Have Had More Victims, New Accuser's Attorney Says
"An attorney for the man behind a $5 million sexual abuse lawsuit against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash told TheWrap on Tuesday that he has been contacted by others who claim to be victims of the "Sesame Street" actor.
Jeff Herman, a lawyer for plaintiff Cecil Singleton, said he is looking into the possibility of filing other civil cases against Clash."