Kevin Clash, the Voice of Elmo, Accused of Sleeping with an Underage Boy
Lawyers have gotten involved, and though Clash denies the allegations, he's the one who asked for a leave of absence.
Either way, it's a blow to the reputation of Elmo, who has been voiced by Clash since the beginning, if only because it's squicky to know that the voice of Elmo was having sex with anyone, much less a 16-year-old boy. Hopefully, however, the allegations will prove merit-less.
Elmo will be voiced by someone else in the interim.