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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2011 file photo, Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash arrives with the "Sesame Street" muppet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Kennedy Center Honors gala performance in Washington. The man who accused Clash of having sex with him when he was a teen now says it isn't so. The man said in a statement released on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 that his sexual relationship with Clash was adult and consensual. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2011 file photo, Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash arrives with the "Sesame Street" muppet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Kennedy Center Honors gala performance in Washington. The man who accused Clash of having sex with him when he was a teen now says it isn't so. The man said in a statement released on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 that his sexual relationship with Clash was adult and consensual. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

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