The man who Accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash -- the subject of the heart-warming documentary 'Being Elmo' -- of having an affair when the alleged victim was just 16 has recanted. Clash took leave from 'Sesame Street' to combat the allegations and said he did have an affair with the man, but only when the guy was 18 and of legal age.

And now, according to the New York Times, the accuser has recanted his accusations. The accuser released the following statement via his attorneys:

He wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship. He will have no further comment on the matter.

Clash is taking the high road and staying classy with his formal response:

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