After news hit the web that the voice of Sesame Street character Elmo was involved in a relationship with an underage boy the accuser has now admitted through his lawyer that it was a consensual relationship. Kevin Clash who has been the voice of Elmo for 28 years has insisted since this scandal broke that he did have a relationship with the man, but not when he was 16. In a statement released after the new revelation Kevin had this to say:
“I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further.”
Is it wrong the accuser was able to create all this controversy anonymously? And do we all owe Elmo a big fat apology?
Since her days on MTV’s hit reality series “The Real World”, Tami Roman has been no stranger to controversy. She has built her career off of her outspoken attitude. Her multiple altercations on Basketball Wives has made the show a fan favorite. However there’s way more to the single mother of two than you’d ever imagine.
On last week’s episode of Basketball Wives, viewers were shocked to learn that Tami had been the victim of sexual assault twice, as well as held up at gunpoint and physically abused which has become the source of her built up anger over the years. In a counseling session that she attended on the show to get to the root of her anger, she revealed:
‘As a kid growing up, I was raped twice. My mom didn’t know about it. That’s an issue for me. I’ve been held up at gunpoint, someone threatening to blow my brains out, torturing me for four days. People have beat me up. People who I thought loved me. That’s why I’m real big on my personal space because I’ve been violated so much by people who that I thought cared about me.
Our friends over at NecoleBitchie.com spoke to Tami right after that episode aired and she discussed her decision to reveal something so personal on the show . She also revealed how her past assaults have played a part in the way she has reacted towards her Basketball Wives castmates and towards David during her stint on Real World, when he tried to pull the blankets off of her semi-nude body. Continue reading
Just one year after Bishop Eddie Long’s sexual abuse accusations began, his wife of 21 years, Vanessa Long, is filing for divorce.
According to AJC.com, Vanessa released a statement saying, “After a great deal of deliberation and prayer, I have decided to terminate my marriage to Bishop Eddie L. Long. Accordingly, I authorized my attorneys to file for divorce on December 1, 2011.” Continue reading