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Old 11-12-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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Default Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash facing underage relationship scandal

http://news.yahoo.com/elmo-puppeteer...150143910.html


I want to wait until more comes out, but that is some crazy allegation if so.

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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Well that's awkward.

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:35 AM   #3
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at first fast glance, I thought it had said "Kevin NASH"...

woulda put new meaning to the old NWO catchphrase "just too sweet"...

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #4
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*awaits tickle me Elmo jokes*

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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If true, this is just... i cant find the right word for it atm, let's go for awkward

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:11 PM   #6
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It's really depressing. This guy is great with kids and has even granted dying wishes. I hope it's a false accusation.

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:22 PM   #7
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I doubt this is true. Not at all.

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Old 11-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #8
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According to this article he admits to the relationship but says the man was legal at the time.

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #9
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Kevin Clash seemed like such a great guy in his documentary. It seems this might just be a money grab.I hope this gets sorted out soon.Clash has become an important part of Sesame Street.

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #10
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....ya know what? I think I'm just going to completely avoid everything about this ongoing story, thanks.

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:59 PM   #11
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I don't know what to think.

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i hope its not true

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Old 11-13-2012, 01:15 AM   #13
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I really hope this isn't true.

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:47 AM   #14
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if Clash is not denying it and then saying that the guy was of legal age, then in the words of Kurt Angle...

"it's true... oh, it's TRUE!"

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:53 PM   #15
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:27 PM   #16
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Meh, Jim Henson company paid him hush money me thinks to make this story go away.

I'm not saying Clash did anything illegal, but Sesame or whoever with the deep pockets opened them up.

Clearly there was SOMETHING behind this story.

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:44 PM   #17
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I hope it's not true too.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #18
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It sounds like a classic case of an angry ex-boyfriend doing his best to get revenge. He knew there was nothing more devastating to a children's show performer than an allegation of sexual abuse, so that's what he went for. It wouldn't be the first time that happened and it won't be the last.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:31 PM   #19
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Hell, that kind of sexual abuse would devastate all but the most grimy career.

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #20
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Meh, Jim Henson company paid him hush money me thinks to make this story go away.

I'm not saying Clash did anything illegal, but Sesame or whoever with the deep pockets opened them up.

Clearly there was SOMETHING behind this story.
You're not saying he did anything illegal but you're saying that the only reason the accuser recanted is because he was paid off. That certainly doesn't make Clash sound innocent.

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #21
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http://gma.yahoo.com/elmo-actor-kevi...c-news-tv.html

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #22
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You're not saying he did anything illegal but you're saying that the only reason the accuser recanted is because he was paid off. That certainly doesn't make Clash sound innocent.
More because it looks bad. Even if the kid was of legal age, it's a pretty sketchy issue. I mean even if its an older guy and a younger woman who 16 years old and even if that's age of consent somewhere, I think it's still pretty sketchy.

But I think the news is pretty obviously means it was a payoff to get this guy to recant.

However, honestly it wouldn't surprise me if someone else played Elmo in the future.

But I can see how this might make parents nervous.

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I"m sure someone else will play elmo. He's a huge moneymaker and a big draw to the show I imagine

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Forget Elmo, NOW my childhood is ruined. Not even the knowledge that Lucille Bluth voiced Fran can fix this one...

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It's always guys who are in the closet, or halfway in the closet, that this kind of stuff happens to. There's a lesson here somewhere.

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