Child sexual abuse allegations against voice of Elmo withdrawn

The man who accused the puppeteer behind of Sesame Street's Elmo of child sexual abuse has recanted his story. Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, is an out gay man, and was the star of a biographical documentary film about his life as the voice of Elmo. Clash said yesterday he had an adult consensual relationship with the accuser, and today the accuser effectively admitted he was lying about the charge that any of it happened while he was underage. (NYT/Brian Stelter)