The man who claims he had a sexual relationship with Kevin Clash has now stepped forward and released a statement claiming he was an adult during their relationship after all. The brand of Elmo is now safe. 

Accroding to TMZ, the accuser's lawyer just released a statement saying:

"[The accuser] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship. [The accuser] will have no further comment." It's unclear why the accuser suddenly changed his story.”

Clash later released a statement saying:

"I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further."

At least an innocent man didn't go to jail for someone who lied right? So far it's unclear why the accuser tried to get Clash in trouble. I'm sure we will find out as soon as more news is released.

[via TMZ]

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