Innocent Until Proven Guilty...
He admits to a relationship with this man, an adult relationship. And denies doing anything with him as a minor. I believe him. Mr. Clash is not a fool.
I don't care if he's gay, straight, bi-sexual, or into aliens from space. That's his thing. Sexual orientation has nothing to do with his talent and his ability to teach and bring joy as Elmo and other characters. And a leave of absence is not admitting guilt, it's the smart and professional thing to do while the lawyers sort it out.
This is all I will say about it. If you want more information please use this link -
... 6:30 PM Update to this post:
Kevin Clash has issued a statement saying,"I am a gay man. I have never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it, but felt it was a personal and private matter. I had a relationship with the accuser. It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to characterize it as something other than what it was. I am taking a break from Sesame Workshop to deal with this false and defamatory allegation."
Good for you Mr. Clash, keep your head up and keep your heart strong.