Elmo in trouble

The man known as the voive of Elmo is denying claims he had a inappropriate relationship with an underage boy.

Sesame Street workshop has found the allegations against Kevin Clash "unsubstantiated." In June, the workshop heard from a then 23 year old man who claimed he was just 16year old when his relationship with then 45 year old puppeteer began.

Clash insists the allegations are false and was granted a leave of absense from Sesame Street to take action and protect his reputation.

In a statement to TMZ, Clash said his relationship with the accuser was "between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not."

Sesame Street's investigation into the claims found no instances of wrong doing, but they did discipline clash for exercising poor judgement and violating company policy.