Elmo Accuser Recants

Collective sigh of relief: One day after the jarring news that Kevin Clash—the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo for the past 28 years—had been accused of sex with a minor, the accuser has recanted his claim. Although the identity of the now 24-year-old is still unknown, the law firm representing him, Andreozzi & Associates, confirmed his retraction Tuesday evening. “He wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship,” the statement reads. Clash has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street to address the allegations.