Kevin Clash (the voice of Elmo) is currently under fire for allegedly maintaining a relationship with an underage boy. A series of emails between the two were recently made public. Currently, Clash is on leave to deal with the allegations but many sources say he will eventually part ways with Sesame Street because of the scandal.
Clash was disciplined by Sesame for sending a personal email from his Sesame Street email account. The email was sent to a man who now claims he had a sexual relationship with Clash when he was 16 and Clash was 45.
In the email — sent well after the accuser turned 18 — Clash writes, “I’m sorry that I keep talking about sex with you, its driving me insane.”
He adds, “I want you to know that I love you and I will never hurt you. I’m here to protect you and make sure your dreams come true.”
Clash continued, “I’ll have my assistant book a ticket for you to come to NY and we can talk about this in person.”