This week's dropping of statuatory rape charges has been brought to you by the letters 'Y,' 'E,' and 'S.'
Kevin Clash, who has played the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street since 1984, was accused by a now 23-year-old man of having inappropriate sexual relations when he was 16 and Kevin was 47. Kevin admitted the relationship happened, but insisted it started when the boy turned 18. However, the accuser has shockingly withdrawn his abuse charges against the actor. "This office represented the 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," said the accuser's attorney in a statement, according to E! Online.
What did Kevin have to say about this? Find out after the jump!