The unraveling potential sex scandal over Sesame Street’s Elmo voice over actor Kevin Clash continues apace, with TMZ reported that he sent the man accusing him an email apologizing for constantly talking about sex.

It’s been widely reported now that a 23 year-old has accused Clash of having a sexual relationship with him seven years ago, when he would have been just 16. Clash, 52, has admitted that he had one with the accuser, but insists that it didn’t take place until after he had turned 18 years-old and has gone so far as to take a leave of absence from Sesame Street to fight for his name. The latest report by TMZ, though, points to an email sent in 2010 to the accuser in which Clash apologized for repeated references to sex and promised to make the recipient's “dreams come true”.

"I'm sorry that I keep talking about sex with you, its driving me insane” the emails reads. "I want you to know that I love you and I will never hurt you. I'm here to protect you and make sure your dreams come true." Clash continued, "I'll have my assistant book a ticket for you to come to NY and we can talk about this in person."