Kevin Clash, the man who has done the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street for nearly 30 years, is being accused of having an affair with a 16-year-old boy when he was 45! The now 52-year-old Kevin doesn't deny a previous romantic relationship with the unnamed accuser, who is now 23, but says nothing happened until the boy turned 18. "I had a relationship with [the accuser]," Clash said, according to Fox News. "It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not." Kevin has now taken a leave of absence from the show in the wake of the allegations, according to Huffington Post.
What did the show have to say about the allegations? Find out after the jump!