Elmo Puppeteer Accuser Speaks Out For The First Time

I can’t Believe this, for shame.

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The young man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him as an underage teen, then recanted his story, has broken his silence.

As the Insider’s Kevin Frazier reported for CBS 2, college student Sheldon Stephens came forward for an exclusive interview from his dorm room in Harrisburg, Pa., just after midnight Tuesday night.

Clash on Monday resigned from his position at the Sesame Workshop, which produces “Sesame Street,” on Monday. In a statement issued Tuesday, the Sesame Workshop called the controversy surrounding Clash’s personal life “a distraction that none of us want” and that Clash “has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job.”

Stephens defended himself against those who have accused him of trying to ruin Clash’s reputation.

“I would like to say, you know, my name has been on fairly dragged through the media, and it…

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