We reported yesterday on the story that Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash
had been accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenager
. Good news, everyone! The New York Times
says the anonymous accuser has recanted the allegations
. In a statement made by his lawyers, the accuser is now calling the relationship an "adult consensual
That's great news, because yesterday we felt gross
. All. Day. Long.
This morning in "Things That Are Terrible" news, The New York Post is reporting that Kevin Clash -- the puppeteer who has brought beloved muppet Elmo to life for decades -- has taken a leave of absence from his work on Sesame Street in the wake of allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a then 16-year-old boy.
If you can think of anything more inappropriate or childhood marring this morning, we very seriously don't want to hear about it.