But honestly, nothing about this case sounded right from the beginning and yes it seems that six figures have made it already disappear quickly which makes things worse on both sides. You have someone who does really great things for children like granting countless make a wish requests and even goes on the radio in character to comfort children during hurricane sandy to be suddenly raked over the coals. It just sucks.
It's unfortunate, but if you're a public figure, particularly in the children's entertainment industry, you should probably just fuck people your own age. I mean, legal or not, it's just not gonna be great for your career. It comes off like he was grooming this hot young twink, just waiting for him to become "legal," and that's not what people want to think about fucking Elmo. But then, when you spend more than half your life with your hand up a puppet's ass, talking baby talk, I guess you just gotta get that poison out.
If this was some movie star fucking an 18 year old chick, it would barely be a story, so in that respect, it's pretty fucked up.