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Old 12th November 2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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Elmo Has Inappropriate Relationship With Teenage Boy

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/12...een/?hpt=hp_t3

I wonder of he tickled him?
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Old 12th November 2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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Old 12th November 2012, 09:54 AM   #3
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What's the age of consent in New York? In Kansas it's sixteen.
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Old 12th November 2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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This is the result of federal funding, isn't it?
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Old 12th November 2012, 10:19 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by korenyx View Post
What's the age of consent in New York? In Kansas it's sixteen.
It is 17 in New York State but sex with a 16 year-old is a misdemeanor. With that said, no evidence that anything sexual happened. With that said, the Children's Television Workshop conducted a through investigation of the matter....because that is their specialty.
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Old 12th November 2012, 10:29 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by korenyx View Post
What's the age of consent in New York? In Kansas it's sixteen.
Nine, if related.
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Old 12th November 2012, 10:32 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by kajata View Post
Nine, if related.
Hey! That's only in Upstate!
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Elmo is voiced by a guy?
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Old 12th November 2012, 10:38 AM   #9
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Elmo is voiced by a guy?
Be prepared...so is Bart Simpson.
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Originally Posted by Alt+F4 View Post
Be prepared...so is Bart Simpson.
Nancy Cartwright is a man?
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Old 12th November 2012, 12:18 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Alt+F4 View Post
Be prepared...so is Bart Simpson.
Nein!

Bart is voiced by a Scientologist.
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Say it ain't so Elmo.......
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Old 12th November 2012, 02:08 PM   #13
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Wait until I tell my 4 year old neice.
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Old 12th November 2012, 02:16 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by The Central Scrutinizer View Post
Wait until I tell my 4 year old neice.
Now, now. That's not niece.
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Originally Posted by Monketey Ghost View Post
Bart is voiced by a Scientologist.
That's more scary then her being a woman.
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Originally Posted by korenyx View Post
What's the age of consent in New York? In Kansas it's sixteen.
On Sesame Street, underage sex is sponsored by the numbers 6 and 9.
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This will just drive Bert and Ernie even deeper into the closet.
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Be prepared...so is Bart Simpson.
Aside from having that backwards, there are also some female animation characters voiced by male actors. In particular, I'm thinking of Linda and Tina from "Bob's Burgers".
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Originally Posted by Alt+F4 View Post
It is 17 in New York State but sex with a 16 year-old is a misdemeanor. With that said, no evidence that anything sexual happened. With that said, the Children's Television Workshop conducted a through investigation of the matter....because that is their specialty.
They investigated because that's who this young man (twenty three presently) went to instead of the police. He still hasn't pressed any charges and only has one year left to do so.
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Wow, I just watched a documentary about him and they never mentioned he was gay. His marriage had a lot of trouble and he didn't get to see his daughter much, which was a large focus of the documentary.

Kevin Clash also voiced Master Splinter in the TMNT movies.
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They investigated because that's who this young man (twenty three presently) went to instead of the police. He still hasn't pressed any charges and only has one year left to do so.
And according to the article there is no mention of anything of an illegal sexual nature.
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Maybe 'Newsnight' should investigate......
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And according to the article there is no mention of anything of an illegal sexual nature.
The article made no clear mention of anything.
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I understand Tyco has a hot new toy coming out for Christmas.

It's the "Bugger Me Elmo" doll.
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And the accuser has recanted.

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Pandora's box was opened. Unpleasant words go here about people intentionally making false accusations. If it was intentional.

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With that said, the Children's Television Workshop conducted a through investigation of the matter....because that is their specialty.
The investigators were independent.

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And the accuser has recanted.

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I'm going to continue to assume he's guilty.
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I'm going to continue to assume he's guilty.
Guys, Don't Do That!
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I'm going to continue to assume he's guilty.
I didn't know you had turned into a liberal. What's up, Scrut?
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16? By any reasonable measure he's old enough to manage his own sex life, moronic laws notwithstanding. Although i still wonder why he didn't first go the police or some other legal authority to file charges. Perhaps he was trying to pressure him for money?
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16? By any reasonable measure he's old enough to manage his own sex life, moronic laws notwithstanding. Although i still wonder why he didn't first go the police or some other legal authority to file charges. Perhaps he was trying to pressure him for money?
That's what I'm guessing. If I was Elmo, I would tell everyone his name.
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The accuser has recanted:

http://news.yahoo.com/sesame-street-...012713740.html
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Too late. The spectre of the Paedofinder General has already been raised and casts long shadows across the land.
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(Newser) – Seems the Elmo sex scandal is far from over. Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who breathes life into Elmo, paid a young accuser $125,000 to recant his story about being under-aged when the two were lovers, TMZ reports. The gossip site unearthed an agreement in which Clash told the man, Sheldon Stevens, to call their relationship "adult" and "consensual" in return for the payoff.

"Stephens agrees that immediately upon execution of this Agreement," Stephens' attorney will say that Stephens "wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship," the document states. Adding fuel to the fire, insiders tell TMZ that Stephens was pressured into signing the agreement and cried during the last negotiations.
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In my mind the investigation was carried out by Burt in a deerstalker and tweed cape and holding a magnifying glass.
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I'm going to continue to assume he's guilty.
I hate it when Scrut is right.
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According to an article on TMZ, these "insiders" are the accuser himself, who is the one making the allegations that he was coerced into signing and cried when it happened. He now wants to retract his retraction, and the article says he's "now interviewing lawyers to help him undo his settlement".
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In my mind the investigation was carried out by Burt in a deerstalker and tweed cape and holding a magnifying glass.
You're thinking of Sherlock Hemlock:
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Another accuser has come forward, and wants $5 million from Clash. Clash has resigned from Sesame Workshop.
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