When ‘Elmo’ is falsely accused of child abuse, real victims suffer
The lovable Sesame Street brand has been hit hard recently. First, Big Bird almost wound up on the chopping block. Now, Elmo — or more accurately, the muppet’s doppelganger, revered puppeteer Kevin Clash — is still reeling from a bogus child sexual abuse scandal. A former paramour alleged that Clash sexually abused him, but by the next news cycle, the accuser had recanted his claim.