FoxNews – The man who voices Sesame Street’s popular character Elmo is denying he had gay sex with a minor, as Sesame Street honchos try to assure fans that the high-pitched puppet is “bigger than one man.” Kevin Clash has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street Workshop to defend himself from allegations he had a a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy, according to a report by TMZ . The accuser, now 23, says he and Clash engaged in sexual acts when he was 16 and Clash was 45. Clash admitted to TMZ he and the individual had sex, but only after he was above the age of consent.”I had a relationship with [the accuser],” Clash said. “It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not.”

I nearly spit out my coffee when I saw this and I wasn’t even drinking any. It just caught me by surprise. Like I’d never really given a ton of thought to who was the voice of Elmo before, but I know this much. I wouldn’t have guessed it was a gay black man who diddles little boys on the side as my answer. Although I guess maybe in hindsidght I shouldn’t be that surprised. I bet some freaky deaky shit goes on with the cast of Sesame Street. Just too many flamboyant costumes and weird psychedelic characters for there not to be some crazy stuff going on behind the scenes.  In fact kind of shocking there hasn’t already been an E! True Hollywood Story about it.  Seems like it would be a no brainer.