Kevin Clash, the Emmy-winning puppeteer famed for performing Sesame Street's beloved Elmo for the past 27 years, is denying accusations that he had sex with a 16-year-old boy.
Sesame Workshop issued a statement Monday saying that a 23-year-old man contacted the company in June alleging he and the 52-year-old Clash had a relationship seven years prior. Workshop reps say they met with the unidentified accuser twice and communicated with him on repeated occasions. They also met with Clash, who adamantly denied wrongdoing.
Yeah, glad this ain't my kid.
I miss the good old days with Mr. Rogers, who was an ordained Presbyterian minister. Look him up on Wikipedia. Except for his career, his bio reads a little like Mitt Romney's, which in this day and age, apparently, most people dislike.
And yes, it was a day when people could be so innocent, they didn't even realize they were flipping the proverbial bird. Even some adults.