The man who accused the puppeteer behind Sesame Street's Elmo of having sex with him when he was a teenager has recanted his allegation.
The man is now saying his sexual relationship with Kevin Clash was adult and consensual.
In response to the man's statement, Clash issued a statement of his own, saying he is "relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest."
The man, who has not identified himself, released his comments through a law firm.
Yesterday, Sesame Workshop said Clash had taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street after allegations came to light that he had had a relationship with a 16-year-old.
Clash denied the charges from the man, who is now in his early 20s.